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WITNESSES

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

Abortion, fifth amendment rights, exception, Minn. Statutes 2009 617.21

Abuse, witnesses to, services, policy of state, Minn. Statutes 2009 15.87

Addresses, crime victims, confidentiality, Minn. Statutes 2009 611A.035

Adoption

Consents, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.24

Hearings on petition, waiver of notice, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.49

Aeronautics, Minn. Statutes 2009 360.015

Age

Child witnesses, Minn. Statutes 2009 595.02

Marriages, witnesses to, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.10

Agricultural chemicals, inspections, Minn. Statutes 2009 18D.201

Airport boards of adjustment, Minn. Statutes 2009 360.071

Alcohol and drug counselors, Minn. Statutes 2009 595.02

Alternative dispute resolution proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2009 595.02

Antenuptial agreements, Minn. Statutes 2009 519.11

Arbitration hearings, Minn. Statutes 2009 572.14

Attorneys, Minn. Statutes 2009 595.02

Bribery, Minn. Statutes 2009 609.42

Change of name, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.10

Child custody, see Witnesses under CHILD CUSTODY

Children, see Witnesses under CHILDREN

Chiropractic Examiners Board, power to summon, Minn. Statutes 2009 148.04

Chiropractors, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2009 595.02

City council hearings, special assessments, Minn. Statutes 2009 429.061

Civil service commissions, Saint Louis County, Minn. Statutes 2009 383C.048

Civil trials, interpreters (language), Minn. Statutes 2009 546.43

Clergy, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2009 595.02

Collection agencies, investigations, Minn. Statutes 2009 332.40

Collective bargaining, group representatives, Minn. Statutes 2009 179.16

Commerce Department, collection agencies, investigations, Minn. Statutes 2009 332.40

Commitments

Criminal cases, Minn. Statutes 2009 629.54, 2009 629.55

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2009 253B.08

Intrusive mental health treatments, declaration of preferences or instructions, Minn. Statutes 2009 253B.03

Communication assistants for telecommunications systems, Minn. Statutes 2009 595.02

Compelling appearance, see SUBPOENAS

Compensation and salaries, see Fees under this topic

Competence

Convicts, Minn. Statutes 2009 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 2009 360.015

Detaining, Minn. Statutes 2009 588.01

Refusal to be sworn or answer, Minn. Statutes 2009 588.01, 2009 588.20

Workers' compensation, subpoenas, failure to obey, Minn. Statutes 2009 176.351

Contested cases

Administrative procedure, Minn. Statutes 2009 14.60

Local water management, Minn. Statutes 2009 103B.345

Convicts, competence, Minn. Statutes 2009 595.07

Credibility, traffic violation convictions not to affect, Minn. Statutes 2009 169.94

Criminal contempt, refusal to be sworn or answer, Minn. Statutes 2009 588.20

Criminal proceedings

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

Deaf persons, interpreters, Minn. Statutes 2009 611.30 to 2009 611.34

Fees, see same under this topic

Nonresidents, Minn. Statutes 2009 357.32, 2009 634.07, 2009 634.08

Public defenders, defendants, Minn. Statutes 2009 357.24

Recognizance, Minn. Statutes 2009 629.54, 2009 629.55

Summoning, Minn. Statutes 2009 629.44

Travel and testimony, Minn. Statutes 2009 634.06 to 2009 634.09

Cruelty to animals, investigations, Minn. Statutes 2009 343.22

Data, law enforcement data, classification, Minn. Statutes 2009 13.82

Date of birth, disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2009 611A.035

Deaf persons, interpreters

Civil proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2009 546.42 to 2009 546.44

Criminal proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2009 611.30 to 2009 611.34

Definitions, judicial proof, Minn. Statutes 2009 595.01

Deposed persons, Minn. Statutes 2009 595.01

Developmentally disabled persons, examination of capacity, Minn. Statutes 2009 595.06

Disciplinary hearings, state troopers, Minn. Statutes 2009 299D.03

Distrained animals, damages, Minn. Statutes 2009 346.10

Dogs, damage claims, Minn. Statutes 2009 347.15

Estrays, determination of charges, Minn. Statutes 2009 346.04

Expenses, reimbursement

Business corporations, Minn. Statutes 2009 302A.521

Cooperative associations, Minn. Statutes 2009 308B.471

Limited liability companies, Minn. Statutes 2009 322B.699

Nonprofit corporations, Minn. Statutes 2009 317A.521

Travel, Minn. Statutes 2009 357.22, 2009 357.24, 2009 357.32, 2009 638.06 to 2009 638.08

Expert witnesses, see EXPERT WITNESSES

Farmers' mutual fire insurance companies, Minn. Statutes 2009 67A.36

Fees

Ambulance services, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2009 144E.30

Arbitration hearings, Minn. Statutes 2009 572.14

Asbestos Abatement Act lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2009 326.78

Attorneys' removal or suspension proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2009 481.15

Businesses, gambling violations, Minn. Statutes 2009 349.37

Child maltreatment, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2009 256.045

Claims against local governments, Minn. Statutes 2009 471.38

Commitment hearings, payment, Minn. Statutes 2009 253B.23

Compensation and salary lawsuits and hearings, Minn. Statutes 2009 181.171

Criminal trials

Committed witnesses, Minn. Statutes 2009 629.55

County payment, change of venue, Minn. Statutes 2009 627.02

Fees and expenses, generally, Minn. Statutes 2009 357.24

Payment by state, Minn. Statutes 2009 480.182

Payments by county treasurer, Minn. Statutes 2009 357.32

Firefighters, lawsuits against, Minn. Statutes 2009 471.86

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2009 357.22

Hazardous substances releases, lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2009 115B.14

Health Department, Minn. Statutes 2009 144.054

Implied consent hearings, Minn. Statutes 2009 634.15

Insurance for, authority to issue, generally, Minn. Statutes 2009 60A.06

Juvenile courts, payment, Minn. Statutes 2009 260B.152, 2009 260B.331, 2009 260C.152, 2009 260C.331, 2009 357.241

Labor and Industry Department, payment, Minn. Statutes 2009 175.20

Municipal officers, exception, Minn. Statutes 2009 357.23

Nursing home administrators, violations, Minn. Statutes 2009 144A.2511

Parents of child witnesses, Minn. Statutes 2009 357.242

Paternity lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2009 257.69

Payment to attorneys in case, Minn. Statutes 2009 357.30

Peace officers, Minn. Statutes 2009 357.13, 2009 471.44, 2009 471.45

Public Utilities Commission, Minn. Statutes 2009 216.18, 2009 216B.28

Reimbursements, human services, Minn. Statutes 2009 256.045

Sheriff's civil service commissions, Minn. Statutes 2009 387.40

State, payment by, Minn. Statutes 2009 480.182

Tax administration and compliance proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2009 270C.31, 2009 270C.32

Tax Court, Minn. Statutes 2009 271.19

Travel expenses, Minn. Statutes 2009 357.22, 2009 357.24, 2009 357.32, 2009 638.06 to 2009 638.08

Unemployment insurance, Minn. Statutes 2009 268.105, 2009 268.188

Workers' compensation, Minn. Statutes 2009 176.351

Fifth amendment rights, see under CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

Firefighters civil service commissions, Minn. Statutes 2009 420.12

Foreign states, criminal trials in, Minn. Statutes 2009 634.06 to 2009 634.09

Fraternal benefit societies, examinations and visitations, Minn. Statutes 2009 64B.30

Gambling, violations, licenses, revocation or suspension, Minn. Statutes 2009 349.37

Grand jury witnesses

Names, entry on indictment, Minn. Statutes 2009 630.18

News media sources, protection, Minn. Statutes 2009 595.021 to 2009 595.025

Testimony, disclosure by juror, Minn. Statutes 2009 628.65

Health care directives, Minn. Statutes 2009 145C.03

Health care information, review organizations, testimony, Minn. Statutes 2009 145.64

Health Department, Minn. Statutes 2009 144.054

Health maintenance organizations, audits and examinations, Minn. Statutes 2009 62D.14

Health threat to others, reporting, Minn. Statutes 2009 144.4175

Home care services, proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2009 144A.46

Household goods warehouses, complaints, Minn. Statutes 2009 231.24

Housing, warranties, modifications or waivers, Minn. Statutes 2009 327A.04

Human Services Department, Minn. Statutes 2009 256B.13

Husbands, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2009 595.02, 2009 609.326

Identity

Protection, predatory offender risk assessment determination, Minn. Statutes 2009 244.052

Withholding, Minn. Statutes 2009 13.82

In forma pauperis proceedings, court costs, Minn. Statutes 2009 563.01

Inquests court inquests, Minn. Statutes 2009 390.32, 2009 390.33

Insurance companies, liquidation, payment, preference, Minn. Statutes 2009 60B.44

Interpreters

Civil proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2009 546.42 to 2009 546.44

Criminal proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2009 611.30 to 2009 611.34

Privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2009 595.02

Intoxicated persons, ability to testify, Minn. Statutes 2009 595.02

Jurors, personal knowledge of fact in controversy, Minn. Statutes 2009 631.05

Juvenile witnesses, see Witnesses under CHILDREN

Labor and Industry Department, small claims court, Minn. Statutes 2009 176.2615

Legislative personnel, Minn. Statutes 2009 3.16

Licensed consulting psychologists, Minn. Statutes 2009 595.02

Licensing boards, subpoenas, power to issue, Minn. Statutes 2009 214.10

Living wills, Minn. Statutes 2009 145B.03, 2009 145B.04

Local social services agencies, Minn. Statutes 2009 256B.13

Marriage, witnesses to

Age requirement, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.10

Signatures on marriage certificates, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.10

Solemnization, authority, Minn. Statutes 2009 517.01, 2009 517.09, 2009 517.18

Meat and poultry inspection investigations, Minn. Statutes 2009 31A.27

Mediation, documents, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2009 595.02

Mediators, Minn. Statutes 2009 595.02

Mental illness, persons with, ability to testify, Minn. Statutes 2009 595.02

Metropolitan Airports Commission proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2009 473.608

Mileage

Ambulance services, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2009 144E.30

Asbestos Abatement Act lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2009 326.78

Commitment hearings, payment, Minn. Statutes 2009 253B.23, 2009 480.182

Firefighters civil service commissions, trials, Minn. Statutes 2009 420.12

Gambling violations, Minn. Statutes 2009 349.37

Health Department, Minn. Statutes 2009 144.054, 2009 144A.754

Juvenile courts, Minn. Statutes 2009 260B.152, 2009 260B.331, 2009 260C.152, 2009 260C.331

Police civil service commissions, trials, Minn. Statutes 2009 419.11

Public guardianship, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2009 252A.20

Public Utilities Commission, Minn. Statutes 2009 216.18, 2009 216B.28

Sheriff's civil service commissions, Minn. Statutes 2009 387.40

State, payment by, Minn. Statutes 2009 480.182

Water and Soil Resources Board hearings, Minn. Statutes 2009 103A.335, 2009 103D.101

Minneapolis Employees Retirement Fund board, Minn. Statutes 2009 422A.04

Motor vehicle dealers, license hearings, Minn. Statutes 2009 168.27

Motor vehicle retail sales contracts, subpoenas, Minn. Statutes 2009 53C.05

Municipal merit systems, dismissal hearings, Minn. Statutes 2009 44.08

News media, sources, protection, Minn. Statutes 2009 595.021 to 2009 595.025

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

Nonresidents, criminal proceedings

Court certificates requiring attendance, Minn. Statutes 2009 634.07

Immunity from arrest, Minn. Statutes 2009 634.08

Travel expenses, Minn. Statutes 2009 357.32

Nursery stock, violations, Minn. Statutes 2009 18J.05

Nursing Board, power to summon, Minn. Statutes 2009 148.191

Oaths and affirmations

Capacity to understand, examination, Minn. Statutes 2009 595.06

Form, Minn. Statutes 2009 358.07, 2009 358.08

Health Department, Minn. Statutes 2009 144.054

Occupational safety and health, Minn. Statutes 2009 182.659

Ombudsman for mental health and developmental disabilities

Hearings, witness privileges, Minn. Statutes 2009 245.94

Order to travel and testify, notice received, Minn. Statutes 2009 634.06

Pardons Board, travel expenses, Minn. Statutes 2009 638.08

Parents, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2009 595.02

Parties to suits, testimony, generally, Minn. Statutes 2009 595.02

Paternity, Minn. Statutes 2009 257.63, 2009 257.69

Peace officers' discipline procedures, Minn. Statutes 2009 626.89

Personal representatives, beneficiaries deemed as, Minn. Statutes 2009 595.02

Photographs, display to, Minn. Statutes 2009 13.43

Physicians and surgeons, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2009 595.02

Plant pests, violations, Minn. Statutes 2009 18J.05

Plants (vegetation), violations, Minn. Statutes 2009 18J.05

Police civil service commissions, Minn. Statutes 2009 419.11

Psychologists, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2009 595.02

Public Employees Retirement Association, Minn. Statutes 2009 353.03

Public guardianship hearings, costs, payment, Minn. Statutes 2009 252A.20

Public interest labor disputes, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2009 179.08

Public officials, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2009 595.02

Public Safety Department

Motor vehicle dealers, license hearings, Minn. Statutes 2009 168.27

Witness and victim protection fund, creation, Minn. Statutes 2009 299C.065

Public Utilities Commission

Authority to summon, Minn. Statutes 2009 216.18

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2009 216.18, 2009 216B.28

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2009 216B.28 to 2009 216B.31

Refusal to testify, contempt, Minn. Statutes 2009 216B.29

Subpoenas, disobedience, effect, Minn. Statutes 2009 216.18

Recognizance

Children, Minn. Statutes 2009 629.55

Criminal cases, Minn. Statutes 2009 629.54, 2009 629.55

Recognizance to keep the peace, Minn. Statutes 2009 625.04, 2009 625.10

Swindling, Minn. Statutes 2009 629.364

Refusal to testify

Contempts, Minn. Statutes 2009 588.01, 2009 588.20

Public Utilities Commission, Minn. Statutes 2009 216B.29

Punishment, notaries public, Minn. Statutes 2009 359.11

Self-incrimination, see Fifth amendment rights under CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

Registered nurses, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2009 595.02

Registration of title, examiners of titles, Minn. Statutes 2009 508.13

Religious corporations, incorporation procedures, Minn. Statutes 2009 315.01

Religious workers, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2009 595.02

Retaliation against, employers, Minn. Statutes 2009 611A.036

Revenue Department, Minn. Statutes 2009 270C.31, 2009 270C.32

Rulemaking hearings, Minn. Statutes 2009 14.14

Rules of evidence, conflicts with statutes, Minn. Statutes 2009 480.0591

School board hearings, students, exclusion or expulsion, Minn. Statutes 2009 121A.47

Search warrants, support for issuance, Minn. Statutes 2009 626.09

Seed Law, violations, Minn. Statutes 2009 18J.05

Sexual assault counselors, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2009 595.02

Shootings, aid to shooting victims, Minn. Statutes 2009 604A.02, 2009 609.662

Signatures

Notarial acts, attesting signatures defined as, Minn. Statutes 2009 358.41

Procedure, generally, Minn. Statutes 2009 358.42

Short form, Minn. Statutes 2009 358.48

Social workers, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2009 595.02

Speech impaired persons, interpreters

Civil proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2009 546.42 to 2009 546.44

Criminal proceeding, Minn. Statutes 2009 611.30 to 2009 611.34

Spouses

Privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2009 595.02

Testifying against spouse, prostitution, Minn. Statutes 2009 609.326

Swindling, Minn. Statutes 2009 629.364

Tax administration and compliance, Minn. Statutes 2009 270C.31, 2009 270C.32

Tax arbitration boards, Minn. Statutes 2009 290.081, 2009 290.171

Tax Court, Minn. Statutes 2009 271.13, 2009 271.19

Teachers Retirement Association, Minn. Statutes 2009 354.07

Telephone numbers, disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2009 611A.035

Topographic surveys, Saint Louis County, Minn. Statutes 2009 383C.455

Transportation Department, proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2009 174.10

Travel expenses

Amount, Minn. Statutes 2009 357.22

Criminal cases, Minn. Statutes 2009 357.24, 2009 357.32

Nonresidents, Minn. Statutes 2009 357.32

Pardons Board, Minn. Statutes 2009 638.08

Payment in advance of travel, Minn. Statutes 2009 357.22, 2009 357.32

Travel outside of state of residence, Minn. Statutes 2009 634.06, 2009 634.07

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

Undercover buy fund, witness and victim protection, Minn. Statutes 2009 299C.065

Victims of crime, Minn. Statutes 2009 611A.035

Voir dire examinations, Minn. Statutes 2009 631.36

Voir dire, Minn. Statutes 2009 631.36

Waivers, privileges, health threat to others, reporting, Minn. Statutes 2009 144.4175

Water and Soil Resources Board hearings, Minn. Statutes 2009 103A.335, 2009 103D.101

Water use permit hearings, Minn. Statutes 2009 103G.311

Wiretapped evidence, persons overhearing, Minn. Statutes 2009 626A.11

Witness and victim protection fund

Creation, Public Safety Department, Minn. Statutes 2009 299C.065

Witness and victim protection programs

Participants, Minn. Statutes 2009 13.82, 2009 144.218, 2009 259.10

Wives, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2009 595.02, 2009 609.326

Workers' compensation insurance, inspections, Minn. Statutes 2009 176.184

Workers' compensation, Minn. Statutes 2009 176.351, 2009 176.541