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WITNESSES

See also CORROBORATION; CROSS-EXAMINATION; EVIDENCE; PERJURY; WITNESS TAMPERING

Abortion, fifth amendment rights, exception, Minn. Statutes 2006 617.21

Abuse, witnesses to, services, policy of state, Minn. Statutes 2006 15.87

Addresses, crime victims, confidentiality, Minn. Statutes 2006 611A.035

Adoption

Consents, Minn. Statutes 2006 259.24

Hearings on petition, waiver of notice, Minn. Statutes 2006 259.49

Aeronautics, Minn. Statutes 2006 360.015

Age

Child witnesses, Minn. Statutes 2006 595.02

Marriages, witnesses to, Minn. Statutes 2006 517.10

Agricultural chemicals, inspections, Minn. Statutes 2006 18D.201

Airport boards of adjustment, Minn. Statutes 2006 360.071

Alcohol and drug counselors, Minn. Statutes 2006 595.02

Alternative dispute resolution proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2006 595.02

Antenuptial agreements, Minn. Statutes 2006 519.11

Arbitration hearings, Minn. Statutes 2006 572.14

Attorneys, Minn. Statutes 2006 595.02

Bribery, Minn. Statutes 2006 609.42

Change of name, Minn. Statutes 2006 259.10

Child custody, see Witnesses under CHILD CUSTODY

Children, see Witnesses under CHILDREN

Chiropractic Examiners Board

Power to summon, Minn. Statutes 2006 148.04

Chiropractors, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2006 595.02

City council hearings, special assessments, Minn. Statutes 2006 429.061

Civil service commissions, Saint Louis County, Minn. Statutes 2006 383C.048

Civil trials, interpreters (language), Minn. Statutes 2006 546.43

Clergy, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2006 595.02

Collection agencies, investigations, Minn. Statutes 2006 332.40

Collective bargaining, group representatives, Minn. Statutes 2006 179.16

Commerce Department

Collection agencies, investigations, Minn. Statutes 2006 332.40

Commitments

Criminal cases, Minn. Statutes 2006 629.54, 2006 629.55

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2006 253B.08

Intrusive mental health treatments, declaration of preferences or instructions, Minn. Statutes 2006 253B.03

Communication assistants for telecommunications systems, Minn. Statutes 2006 595.02

Compelling appearance, see SUBPOENAS

Compensation and salaries, see Fees under this topic

Competence

Convicts, Minn. Statutes 2006 595.07

Religious tests prohibited, Minn. Const. art 1 s 17

Compulsory process to obtain witnesses, Minn. Const. art 1 s 6

Confrontation, right of accused, Minn. Const. art 1 s 6

Contempts

Aeronautics, orders, noncompliance, Minn. Statutes 2006 360.015

Detaining, Minn. Statutes 2006 588.01

Refusal to be sworn or answer, Minn. Statutes 2006 588.01, 2006 588.20

Workers' compensation, subpoenas, failure to obey, Minn. Statutes 2006 176.351

Contested cases

Administrative procedure, Minn. Statutes 2006 14.60

Local water management, Minn. Statutes 2006 103B.345

Convicts, competence, Minn. Statutes 2006 595.07

Credibility, traffic violation convictions not to affect, Minn. Statutes 2006 169.94

Criminal contempt, refusal to be sworn or answer, Minn. Statutes 2006 588.20

Criminal proceedings

Constitutional provisions regarding, Minn. Const. art 1 s 6

Deaf persons, interpreters, Minn. Statutes 2006 611.30 to 2006 611.34

Fees, see same under this topic

Nonresidents, Minn. Statutes 2006 357.32, 2006 634.07, 2006 634.08

Public defenders, defendants, Minn. Statutes 2006 357.24

Recognizance, Minn. Statutes 2006 629.54, 2006 629.55

Summoning, Minn. Statutes 2006 629.44

Travel and testimony, Minn. Statutes 2006 634.06 to 2006 634.09

Cruelty to animals, investigations, Minn. Statutes 2006 343.22

Data, law enforcement data, classification, Minn. Statutes 2006 13.82

Date of birth, disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2006 611A.035

Deaf persons, interpreters

Civil proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2006 546.42 to 2006 546.44

Criminal proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2006 611.30 to 2006 611.34

Debt prorating companies, complaints, Minn. Statutes 2006 332.29

Definitions, judicial proof, Minn. Statutes 2006 595.01

Deposed persons, Minn. Statutes 2006 595.01

Developmentally disabled persons

Examination of capacity, Minn. Statutes 2006 595.06

Disciplinary hearings, state troopers, Minn. Statutes 2006 299D.03

Distrained animals, damages, Minn. Statutes 2006 346.10

Dogs, damage claims, Minn. Statutes 2006 347.15

Estrays, determination of charges, Minn. Statutes 2006 346.04

Expenses, reimbursement

Business corporations, Minn. Statutes 2006 302A.521

Cooperative associations, Minn. Statutes 2006 308B.471

Limited liability companies, Minn. Statutes 2006 322B.699

Nonprofit corporations, Minn. Statutes 2006 317A.521

Travel, Minn. Statutes 2006 357.22, 2006 357.24, 2006 357.32, 2006 638.06 to 2006 638.08

Expert witnesses, see EXPERT WITNESSES

Farmers' mutual fire insurance companies, Minn. Statutes 2006 67A.36

Fees

Ambulance services, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2006 144E.30

Arbitration hearings, Minn. Statutes 2006 572.14

Asbestos Abatement Act lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2006 326.78

Attorneys' removal or suspension proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2006 481.15

Businesses, gambling violations, Minn. Statutes 2006 349.37

Child maltreatment, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2006 256.045

Claims against local governments, Minn. Statutes 2006 471.38

Commitment hearings, payment, Minn. Statutes 2006 253B.23

Compensation and salary lawsuits and hearings, Minn. Statutes 2006 181.171

Criminal trials

Committed witnesses, Minn. Statutes 2006 629.55

County payment, change of venue, Minn. Statutes 2006 627.02

Fees and expenses, generally, Minn. Statutes 2006 357.24

Payment by state, Minn. Statutes 2006 480.182

Payments by county treasurer, Minn. Statutes 2006 357.32

Firefighters, lawsuits against, Minn. Statutes 2006 471.86

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2006 357.22

Hazardous substances releases, lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2006 115B.14

Health Department, Minn. Statutes 2006 144.054

Implied consent hearings, Minn. Statutes 2006 634.15

Insurance for, authority to issue, generally, Minn. Statutes 2006 60A.06

Juvenile courts, payment, Minn. Statutes 2006 260B.152, 2006 260B.331, 2006 260C.152, 2006 260C.331, 2006 357.241

Labor and Industry Department, payment, Minn. Statutes 2006 175.20

Municipal officers, exception, Minn. Statutes 2006 357.23

Nursing home administrators, violations, Minn. Statutes 2006 144A.2511

Parents of child witnesses, Minn. Statutes 2006 357.242

Paternity lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2006 257.69

Payment to attorneys in case, Minn. Statutes 2006 357.30

Peace officers, Minn. Statutes 2006 357.13, 2006 471.44, 2006 471.45

Public Utilities Commission, Minn. Statutes 2006 216.18, 2006 216B.28

Reimbursements, human services, Minn. Statutes 2006 256.045

Sheriff's civil service commissions, Minn. Statutes 2006 387.40

State, payment by, Minn. Statutes 2006 480.182

Tax administration and compliance proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2006 270C.31, 2006 270C.32

Tax Court, Minn. Statutes 2006 271.19

Travel expenses, Minn. Statutes 2006 357.22, 2006 357.24, 2006 357.32, 2006 638.06 to 2006 638.08

Unemployment insurance, Minn. Statutes 2006 268.105, 2006 268.188

Workers' compensation, Minn. Statutes 2006 176.351

Fifth amendment rights, see under CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

Firefighters civil service commissions, Minn. Statutes 2006 420.12

Foreign states, criminal trials in, Minn. Statutes 2006 634.06 to 2006 634.09

Fraternal benefit societies

Examinations and visitations, Minn. Statutes 2006 64B.30

Gambling, violations, licenses

Revocation or suspension, Minn. Statutes 2006 349.37

Grand jury witnesses

Names, entry on indictment, Minn. Statutes 2006 630.18

News media sources, protection, Minn. Statutes 2006 595.021 to 2006 595.025

Testimony, disclosure by juror, Minn. Statutes 2006 628.65

Health care directives, Minn. Statutes 2006 145C.03

Health care information

Review organizations, testimony, Minn. Statutes 2006 145.64

Health Department, Minn. Statutes 2006 144.054

Health maintenance organizations

Audits and examinations, Minn. Statutes 2006 62D.14

Health threat to others, reporting, Minn. Statutes 2006 144.4175

Home care services, proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2006 144A.46

Household goods warehouses, complaints, Minn. Statutes 2006 231.24

Housing, statutory warranties

Modifications or waivers, Minn. Statutes 2006 327A.04

Human Services Department, Minn. Statutes 2006 256B.13

Husbands, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2006 595.02, 2006 609.326

Identity

Protection, predatory offender risk assessment determination, Minn. Statutes 2006 244.052

Withholding, Minn. Statutes 2006 13.82

In forma pauperis proceedings, court costs, Minn. Statutes 2006 563.01

Inquests court inquests, Minn. Statutes 2006 390.32, 2006 390.33

Insurance companies

Liquidation, payment, preference, Minn. Statutes 2006 60B.44

Interpreters

Civil proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2006 546.42 to 2006 546.44

Criminal proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2006 611.30 to 2006 611.34

Privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2006 595.02

Intoxicated persons, ability to testify, Minn. Statutes 2006 595.02

Jurors, personal knowledge of fact in controversy, Minn. Statutes 2006 631.05

Juvenile witnesses, see Witnesses under CHILDREN

Labor and Industry Department

Small claims court, Minn. Statutes 2006 176.2615

Legislative personnel, Minn. Statutes 2006 3.16

Licensed consulting psychologists, Minn. Statutes 2006 595.02

Licensing boards, subpoenas, power to issue, Minn. Statutes 2006 214.10

Living wills, Minn. Statutes 2006 145B.03, 2006 145B.04

Local social services agencies, Minn. Statutes 2006 256B.13

Marriage, witnesses to

Age requirement, Minn. Statutes 2006 517.10

Signatures on marriage certificates, Minn. Statutes 2006 517.10

Solemnization, authority, Minn. Statutes 2006 517.01, 2006 517.09, 2006 517.18

Meat and poultry inspection investigations, Minn. Statutes 2006 31A.27

Mediation, documents, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2006 595.02

Mediators, Minn. Statutes 2006 595.02

Mental illness, persons with, ability to testify, Minn. Statutes 2006 595.02

Metropolitan Airports Commission proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2006 473.608

Mileage

Ambulance services, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2006 144E.30

Asbestos Abatement Act lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2006 326.78

Commitment hearings, payment, Minn. Statutes 2006 253B.23, 2006 480.182

Firefighters civil service commissions, trials, Minn. Statutes 2006 420.12

Gambling violations, Minn. Statutes 2006 349.37

Health Department, Minn. Statutes 2006 144.054, 2006 144A.754

Juvenile courts, Minn. Statutes 2006 260B.152, 2006 260B.331, 2006 260C.152, 2006 260C.331

Police civil service commissions, trials, Minn. Statutes 2006 419.11

Probate proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2006 480.182

Public guardianship, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2006 252A.20

Public Utilities Commission, Minn. Statutes 2006 216.18, 2006 216B.28

Sheriff's civil service commissions, Minn. Statutes 2006 387.40

State, payment by, Minn. Statutes 2006 480.182

Water and Soil Resources Board hearings, Minn. Statutes 2006 103A.335, 2006 103D.101

Minneapolis Employees Retirement Fund board, Minn. Statutes 2006 422A.04

Motor vehicle dealers, license hearings, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.27

Motor vehicle retail sales contracts

Subpoenas, Minn. Statutes 2006 53C.05

Municipal merit systems, dismissal hearings, Minn. Statutes 2006 44.08

News media, sources, protection, Minn. Statutes 2006 595.021 to 2006 595.025

Non-English-speaking persons, see Interpreters under this topic

Nonresidents, criminal proceedings

Court certificates requiring attendance, Minn. Statutes 2006 634.07

Immunity from arrest, Minn. Statutes 2006 634.08

Travel expenses, Minn. Statutes 2006 357.32

Nursery stock, violations, Minn. Statutes 2006 18J.05

Nursing Board, power to summon, Minn. Statutes 2006 148.191

Oaths and affirmations

Capacity to understand, examination, Minn. Statutes 2006 595.06

Form, Minn. Statutes 2006 358.07, 2006 358.08

Health Department, Minn. Statutes 2006 144.054

Occupational safety and health, Minn. Statutes 2006 182.659

Ombudsman for mental health and developmental disabilities, hearings, witness privileges, Minn. Statutes 2006 245.94

Order to travel and testify, notice received, Minn. Statutes 2006 634.06

Pardons Board, travel expenses, Minn. Statutes 2006 638.08

Parents, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2006 595.02

Parties to suits, testimony, generally, Minn. Statutes 2006 595.02

Paternity, Minn. Statutes 2006 257.63, 2006 257.69

Peace officers' discipline procedures, Minn. Statutes 2006 626.89

Personal representatives, beneficiaries deemed as, Minn. Statutes 2006 595.02

Photographs, display to, Minn. Statutes 2006 13.43

Physicians and surgeons

Privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2006 595.02

Plant pests, violations, Minn. Statutes 2006 18J.05

Plants (vegetation), violations, Minn. Statutes 2006 18J.05

Police civil service commissions, Minn. Statutes 2006 419.11

Psychologists, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2006 595.02

Public Employees Retirement Association, Minn. Statutes 2006 353.03

Public guardianship hearings, costs, payment, Minn. Statutes 2006 252A.20

Public interest labor disputes, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2006 179.08

Public officials, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2006 595.02

Public Safety Department

Motor vehicle dealers, license hearings, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.27

Witness and victim protection fund, creation, Minn. Statutes 2006 299C.065

Public Utilities Commission

Authority to summon, Minn. Statutes 2006 216.18

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2006 216.18, 2006 216B.28

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2006 216B.28 to 2006 216B.31

Refusal to testify, contempt, Minn. Statutes 2006 216B.29

Subpoenas, disobedience, effect, Minn. Statutes 2006 216.18

Recognizance

Children, Minn. Statutes 2006 629.55

Criminal cases, Minn. Statutes 2006 629.54, 2006 629.55

Recognizance to keep the peace, Minn. Statutes 2006 625.04, 2006 625.10

Swindling, Minn. Statutes 2006 629.364

Refusal to testify

Contempts, Minn. Statutes 2006 588.01, 2006 588.20

Public Utilities Commission, Minn. Statutes 2006 216B.29

Punishment, notaries public, Minn. Statutes 2006 359.11

Self-incrimination, see Fifth amendment rights under CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

Registered nurses, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2006 595.02

Registration of title, examiners of titles, Minn. Statutes 2006 508.13

Religious corporations, incorporation procedures, Minn. Statutes 2006 315.01

Religious workers, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2006 595.02

Retaliation against, employers, Minn. Statutes 2006 611A.036

Revenue Department, Minn. Statutes 2006 270C.31, 2006 270C.32

Rulemaking hearings, Minn. Statutes 2006 14.14

Rules of evidence, conflicts with statutes, Minn. Statutes 2006 480.0591

School board hearings, students, exclusion or expulsion, Minn. Statutes 2006 121A.47

Search warrants, support for issuance, Minn. Statutes 2006 626.09

Seed Law, violations, Minn. Statutes 2006 18J.05

Sexual assault counselors, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2006 595.02

Shootings, aid to shooting victims, Minn. Statutes 2006 604A.02, 2006 609.662

Signatures

Notarial acts, attesting signatures defined as, Minn. Statutes 2006 358.41

Procedure, generally, Minn. Statutes 2006 358.42

Short form, Minn. Statutes 2006 358.48

Social workers, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2006 595.02

Speech impaired persons, interpreters

Civil proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2006 546.42 to 2006 546.44

Criminal proceeding, Minn. Statutes 2006 611.30 to 2006 611.34

Spouses

Privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2006 595.02

Testifying against spouse, prostitution, Minn. Statutes 2006 609.326

Swindling, Minn. Statutes 2006 629.364

Tax administration and compliance, Minn. Statutes 2006 270C.31, 2006 270C.32

Tax arbitration boards, Minn. Statutes 2006 290.081, 2006 290.171

Tax Court, Minn. Statutes 2006 271.13, 2006 271.19

Teachers Retirement Association, Minn. Statutes 2006 354.07

Telephone numbers, disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2006 611A.035

Topographic surveys, Saint Louis County, Minn. Statutes 2006 383C.455

Transportation Department, proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2006 174.10

Travel expenses

Amount, Minn. Statutes 2006 357.22

Criminal cases, Minn. Statutes 2006 357.24, 2006 357.32

Nonresidents, Minn. Statutes 2006 357.32

Pardons Board, Minn. Statutes 2006 638.08

Payment in advance of travel, Minn. Statutes 2006 357.22, 2006 357.32

Travel outside of state of residence, Minn. Statutes 2006 634.06, 2006 634.07

Treason, witness to, Minn. Const. art 1 s 9

Undercover buy fund, witness and victim protection, Minn. Statutes 2006 299C.065

Victims of crime, Minn. Statutes 2006 611A.035

Voir dire examinations, Minn. Statutes 2006 631.36

Voir dire, Minn. Statutes 2006 631.36

Waivers, privileges, health threat to others, reporting, Minn. Statutes 2006 144.4175

Water and Soil Resources Board hearings, Minn. Statutes 2006 103A.335, 2006 103D.101

Water use permit hearings, Minn. Statutes 2006 103G.311

Wiretapped evidence, persons overhearing, Minn. Statutes 2006 626A.11

Witness and victim protection fund

Creation, Public Safety Department, Minn. Statutes 2006 299C.065

Witness and victim protection programs

Participants, Minn. Statutes 2006 13.82, 2006 144.218, 2006 259.10

Wives, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2006 595.02, 2006 609.326

Workers' compensation insurance

Inspections, Minn. Statutes 2006 176.184

Workers' compensation, Minn. Statutes 2006 176.351, 2006 176.541