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WITNESSES

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

Abortion, fifth amendment rights, exception, Minn. Statutes 2013 617.21

Abuse, witnesses to, services, policy of state, Minn. Statutes 2013 15.87

Addresses, crime victims, confidentiality, Minn. Statutes 2013 611A.035

Adoption

Consents, Minn. Statutes 2013 259.24

Hearings on petition, waiver of notice, Minn. Statutes 2013 259.49

Aeronautics, Minn. Statutes 2013 360.015

Age

Child witnesses, Minn. Statutes 2013 595.02

Marriages, witnesses to, Minn. Statutes 2013 517.10

Agricultural chemicals, inspections, Minn. Statutes 2013 18D.201

Airport boards of adjustment, Minn. Statutes 2013 360.071

Alcohol and drug counselors, Minn. Statutes 2013 595.02

Alternative dispute resolution proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2013 595.02

Antenuptial agreements, Minn. Statutes 2013 519.11

Attorneys, Minn. Statutes 2013 595.02

Bribery, Minn. Statutes 2013 609.42

Change of name, Minn. Statutes 2013 259.10

Child custody, see Witnesses under CHILD CUSTODY

Children, see Witnesses under CHILDREN

Chiropractic Examiners Board, power to summon, Minn. Statutes 2013 148.04

Chiropractors, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2013 595.02

City council hearings, special assessments, Minn. Statutes 2013 429.061

Civil service commissions, Saint Louis County, Minn. Statutes 2013 383C.048

Civil trials, interpreters (language), Minn. Statutes 2013 546.43

Clergy, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2013 595.02

Collection agencies, investigations, Minn. Statutes 2013 332.40

Collective bargaining, group representatives, Minn. Statutes 2013 179.16

Commerce Department, collection agencies, investigations, Minn. Statutes 2013 332.40

Commitments of sex offenders

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2013 253D.03

Intrusive mental health treatments, declarations of preferences or instructions, Minn. Statutes 2013 253D.17

Mileage, Minn. Statutes 2013 253D.03

Commitments

Criminal cases, Minn. Statutes 2013 629.54, 2013 629.55

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2013 253B.08

Intrusive mental health treatments, declaration of preferences or instructions, Minn. Statutes 2013 253B.03

Communication assistants for telecommunications systems, Minn. Statutes 2013 595.02

Compelling appearance, see SUBPOENAS

Compensation and salaries, see Fees under this topic

Competence

Convicted persons, Minn. Statutes 2013 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 2013 360.015

Detaining, Minn. Statutes 2013 588.01

Refusal to be sworn or answer, Minn. Statutes 2013 588.01, 2013 588.20

Workers' compensation, subpoenas, failure to obey, Minn. Statutes 2013 176.351

Contested cases

Administrative procedure, Minn. Statutes 2013 14.60

Local water management, Minn. Statutes 2013 103B.345

Convicted persons, competence, Minn. Statutes 2013 595.07

Credibility, traffic violation convictions not to affect, Minn. Statutes 2013 169.94

Criminal contempt, refusal to be sworn or answer, Minn. Statutes 2013 588.20

Criminal proceedings

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

Deaf persons, interpreters, Minn. Statutes 2013 611.30 to 2013 611.34

Fees, see same under this topic

Nonresidents, Minn. Statutes 2013 357.32, 2013 634.07, 2013 634.08

Public defenders, defendants, Minn. Statutes 2013 357.24

Recognizance, Minn. Statutes 2013 629.54, 2013 629.55

Summoning, Minn. Statutes 2013 629.44

Travel and testimony, Minn. Statutes 2013 634.06 to 2013 634.09

Cruelty to animals, investigations, Minn. Statutes 2013 343.22

Data, law enforcement data, classification, Minn. Statutes 2013 13.82

Date of birth, disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2013 611A.035

Deaf persons, interpreters

Civil proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2013 546.42 to 2013 546.44

Criminal proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2013 611.30 to 2013 611.34

Definitions, judicial proof, Minn. Statutes 2013 595.01

Deposed persons, Minn. Statutes 2013 595.01

Developmentally disabled persons, examination of capacity, Minn. Statutes 2013 595.06

Disciplinary hearings, state troopers, Minn. Statutes 2013 299D.03

Distrained animals, damages, Minn. Statutes 2013 346.10

Dogs, damage claims, Minn. Statutes 2013 347.15

Estrays, determination of charges, Minn. Statutes 2013 346.04

Expenses, reimbursement

Business corporations, Minn. Statutes 2013 302A.521

Cooperative associations, Minn. Statutes 2013 308B.471

Limited liability companies, Minn. Statutes 2013 322B.699

Nonprofit corporations, Minn. Statutes 2013 317A.521

Travel, Minn. Statutes 2013 357.22, 2013 357.24, 2013 357.32, 2013 638.06 to 2013 638.08

Expert witnesses, see EXPERT WITNESSES

Fees

Adulterated or misbranded food, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2013 34A.12

Ambulance services, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2013 144E.30

Asbestos Abatement Act lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2013 326.78

Attorneys' removal or suspension proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2013 481.15

Businesses, gambling violations, Minn. Statutes 2013 349.37

Child maltreatment, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2013 256.045

Claims against local governments, Minn. Statutes 2013 471.38

Commitment hearings, Minn. Statutes 2013 253B.23, 2013 253D.03

Compensation and salary lawsuits and hearings, Minn. Statutes 2013 181.171

Criminal trials

Committed witnesses, Minn. Statutes 2013 629.55

County payment, change of venue, Minn. Statutes 2013 627.02

Fees and expenses, generally, Minn. Statutes 2013 357.24

Payment by state, Minn. Statutes 2013 480.182

Payments by county treasurer, Minn. Statutes 2013 357.32

Firefighters, lawsuits against, Minn. Statutes 2013 471.86

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2013 357.22

Hazardous substances releases, lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2013 115B.14

Health Department, Minn. Statutes 2013 144.054

Implied consent hearings, Minn. Statutes 2013 634.15

Insurance for, authority to issue, generally, Minn. Statutes 2013 60A.06

Juvenile courts, payment, Minn. Statutes 2013 260B.152, 2013 260B.331, 2013 260C.152, 2013 260C.331, 2013 357.241

Labor and Industry Department, payment, Minn. Statutes 2013 175.20

Municipal officers, exception, Minn. Statutes 2013 357.23

Nursing home administrators, violations, Minn. Statutes 2013 144A.2511

Parents of child witnesses, Minn. Statutes 2013 357.242

Paternity lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2013 257.69

Payment to attorneys in case, Minn. Statutes 2013 357.30

Peace officers, Minn. Statutes 2013 357.13, 2013 471.44, 2013 471.45

Public Utilities Commission, Minn. Statutes 2013 216.18, 2013 216B.28

Reimbursements, human services, Minn. Statutes 2013 256.045

Sheriff's civil service commissions, Minn. Statutes 2013 387.40

State, payment by, Minn. Statutes 2013 480.182

Tax administration and compliance proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2013 270C.31, 2013 270C.32

Tax Court, Minn. Statutes 2013 271.19

Travel expenses, Minn. Statutes 2013 357.22, 2013 357.24, 2013 357.32, 2013 638.06 to 2013 638.08

Unemployment insurance, Minn. Statutes 2013 268.105, 2013 268.188

Workers' compensation, Minn. Statutes 2013 176.351

Fifth amendment rights, see under CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

Firefighters civil service commissions, Minn. Statutes 2013 420.12

Foreign states, criminal trials in, Minn. Statutes 2013 634.06 to 2013 634.09

Formal testacy proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2013 524.3-406

Fraternal benefit societies, examinations and visitations, Minn. Statutes 2013 64B.30

Gambling, violations, licenses, revocation or suspension, Minn. Statutes 2013 349.37

Grand jury witnesses

Names, entry on indictment, Minn. Statutes 2013 630.18

News media sources, protection, Minn. Statutes 2013 595.021 to 2013 595.025

Testimony, disclosure by juror, Minn. Statutes 2013 628.65

Health care directives, Minn. Statutes 2013 145C.03

Health care information, review organizations, testimony, Minn. Statutes 2013 145.64

Health Department, Minn. Statutes 2013 144.054

Health maintenance organizations, audits and examinations, Minn. Statutes 2013 62D.14

Health threat to others, reporting, Minn. Statutes 2013 144.4175

Home care services, proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2013 144A.46

Household goods warehouses, complaints, Minn. Statutes 2013 231.24

Housing, warranties, modifications or waivers, Minn. Statutes 2013 327A.04

Human Services Department, Minn. Statutes 2013 256B.13

Husbands, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2013 595.02, 2013 609.326

Identity

Protection, predatory offender risk assessment determination, Minn. Statutes 2013 244.052

Withholding, Minn. Statutes 2013 13.82

In forma pauperis proceedings, court costs, Minn. Statutes 2013 563.01

Inquests court inquests, Minn. Statutes 2013 390.32, 2013 390.33

Insurance companies, liquidation, payment, preference, Minn. Statutes 2013 60B.44

International wills, Minn. Statutes 2013 524.2-1003

Interpreters

Civil proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2013 546.42 to 2013 546.44

Criminal proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2013 611.30 to 2013 611.34

Privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2013 595.02

Intoxicated persons, ability to testify, Minn. Statutes 2013 595.02

Jurors, personal knowledge of fact in controversy, Minn. Statutes 2013 631.05

Juvenile witnesses, see Witnesses under CHILDREN

Labor and Industry Department, small claims court, Minn. Statutes 2013 176.2615

Legislative personnel, Minn. Statutes 2013 3.16

Licensed consulting psychologists, Minn. Statutes 2013 595.02

Licensing boards, subpoenas, power to issue, Minn. Statutes 2013 214.10

Living wills, Minn. Statutes 2013 145B.03, 2013 145B.04

Local social services agencies, Minn. Statutes 2013 256B.13

Marriage, witnesses to

Age requirement, Minn. Statutes 2013 517.10

Signatures on marriage certificates, Minn. Statutes 2013 517.10

Solemnization, authority, Minn. Statutes 2013 517.01, 2013 517.09, 2013 517.18

Meat and poultry inspection investigations, Minn. Statutes 2013 31A.27

Mediation, documents, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2013 595.02

Mediators, Minn. Statutes 2013 595.02

Mental illness, persons with, ability to testify, Minn. Statutes 2013 595.02

Metropolitan Airports Commission proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2013 473.608

Mileage

Adulterated or misbranded food, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2013 34A.12

Ambulance services, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2013 144E.30

Asbestos Abatement Act lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2013 326.78

Commitment hearings, Minn. Statutes 2013 253B.23, 2013 253D.03, 2013 480.182

Firefighters civil service commissions, trials, Minn. Statutes 2013 420.12

Gambling violations, Minn. Statutes 2013 349.37

Health Department, Minn. Statutes 2013 144.054, 2013 144A.754

Juvenile courts, Minn. Statutes 2013 260B.152, 2013 260B.331, 2013 260C.152, 2013 260C.331

Police civil service commissions, trials, Minn. Statutes 2013 419.11

Public guardianship, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2013 252A.20

Public Utilities Commission, Minn. Statutes 2013 216.18, 2013 216B.28

Sheriff's civil service commissions, Minn. Statutes 2013 387.40

State, payment by, Minn. Statutes 2013 480.182

Water and Soil Resources Board hearings, Minn. Statutes 2013 103A.335, 2013 103D.101

Motor vehicle dealers, license hearings, Minn. Statutes 2013 168.27

Motor vehicle retail sales contracts, subpoenas, Minn. Statutes 2013 53C.05

Municipal merit systems, dismissal hearings, Minn. Statutes 2013 44.08

News media, sources, protection, Minn. Statutes 2013 595.021 to 2013 595.025

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

Nonresidents, criminal proceedings

Court certificates requiring attendance, Minn. Statutes 2013 634.07

Immunity from arrest, Minn. Statutes 2013 634.08

Travel expenses, Minn. Statutes 2013 357.32

Nursing Board, power to summon, Minn. Statutes 2013 148.191

Oaths and affirmations

Capacity to understand, examination, Minn. Statutes 2013 595.06

Form, Minn. Statutes 2013 358.07, 2013 358.08

Health Department, Minn. Statutes 2013 144.054

Occupational safety and health, Minn. Statutes 2013 182.659

Ombudsman for mental health and developmental disabilities, hearings, witness privileges, Minn. Statutes 2013 245.94

Order to travel and testify, notice received, Minn. Statutes 2013 634.06

Pardons Board, travel expenses, Minn. Statutes 2013 638.08

Parents, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2013 595.02

Parties to suits, testimony, generally, Minn. Statutes 2013 595.02

Paternity, Minn. Statutes 2013 257.63, 2013 257.69

Peace officers' discipline procedures, Minn. Statutes 2013 626.89

Personal representatives, beneficiaries deemed as, Minn. Statutes 2013 595.02

Photographs, display to, Minn. Statutes 2013 13.43

Physicians and surgeons, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2013 595.02

Police civil service commissions, Minn. Statutes 2013 419.11

Psychologists, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2013 595.02

Public Employees Retirement Association, Minn. Statutes 2013 353.03

Public guardianship hearings, costs, payment, Minn. Statutes 2013 252A.20

Public interest labor disputes, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2013 179.08

Public officials, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2013 595.02

Public Safety Department

Motor vehicle dealers, license hearings, Minn. Statutes 2013 168.27

Witness and victim protection fund, creation, Minn. Statutes 2013 299C.065

Public Utilities Commission

Authority to summon, Minn. Statutes 2013 216.18

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2013 216.18, 2013 216B.28

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2013 216B.28 to 2013 216B.31

Refusal to testify, contempt, Minn. Statutes 2013 216B.29

Subpoenas, disobedience, effect, Minn. Statutes 2013 216.18

Recognizance

Children, Minn. Statutes 2013 629.55

Criminal cases, Minn. Statutes 2013 629.54, 2013 629.55

Recognizance to keep the peace, Minn. Statutes 2013 625.04, 2013 625.10

Swindling, Minn. Statutes 2013 629.364

Refusal to testify

Contempts, Minn. Statutes 2013 588.01, 2013 588.20

Public Utilities Commission, Minn. Statutes 2013 216B.29

Punishment, notaries public, Minn. Statutes 2013 359.11

Self-incrimination, see Fifth amendment rights under CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

Registered nurses, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2013 595.02

Registration of title, examiners of titles, Minn. Statutes 2013 508.13

Religious corporations, incorporation procedures, Minn. Statutes 2013 315.01

Religious workers, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2013 595.02

Retaliation against, employers, Minn. Statutes 2013 611A.036

Revenue Department, Minn. Statutes 2013 270C.31, 2013 270C.32

Rulemaking hearings, Minn. Statutes 2013 14.14

Rules of evidence, conflicts with statutes, Minn. Statutes 2013 480.0591

School board hearings, students, exclusion or expulsion, Minn. Statutes 2013 121A.47

Search warrants, support for issuance, Minn. Statutes 2013 626.09

Sexual assault counselors, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2013 595.02

Shootings, aid to shooting victims, Minn. Statutes 2013 604A.02, 2013 609.662

Signatures

Notarial acts, attesting signatures defined as, Minn. Statutes 2013 358.41

Procedure, generally, Minn. Statutes 2013 358.42

Short form, Minn. Statutes 2013 358.48

Social workers, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2013 595.02

Speech-impaired persons, interpreters

Civil proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2013 546.42 to 2013 546.44

Criminal proceeding, Minn. Statutes 2013 611.30 to 2013 611.34

Spouses

Privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2013 595.02

Testifying against spouse, prostitution, Minn. Statutes 2013 609.326

Swindling, Minn. Statutes 2013 629.364

Tax administration and compliance, Minn. Statutes 2013 270C.31, 2013 270C.32

Tax arbitration boards, Minn. Statutes 2013 290.081

Tax Court, Minn. Statutes 2013 271.13, 2013 271.19

Teachers Retirement Association, Minn. Statutes 2013 354.07

Telephone numbers, disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2013 611A.035

Topographic surveys, Saint Louis County, Minn. Statutes 2013 383C.455

Transportation Department, proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2013 174.10

Travel expenses

Amount, Minn. Statutes 2013 357.22

Criminal cases, Minn. Statutes 2013 357.24, 2013 357.32

Nonresidents, Minn. Statutes 2013 357.32

Pardons Board, Minn. Statutes 2013 638.08

Payment in advance of travel, Minn. Statutes 2013 357.22, 2013 357.32

Travel outside of state of residence, Minn. Statutes 2013 634.06, 2013 634.07

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

Undercover buy fund, witness and victim protection, Minn. Statutes 2013 299C.065

Victims of crime, Minn. Statutes 2013 611A.035

Voir dire examinations, Minn. Statutes 2013 631.36

Voir dire, Minn. Statutes 2013 631.36

Waivers, privileges, health threat to others, reporting, Minn. Statutes 2013 144.4175

Water and Soil Resources Board hearings, Minn. Statutes 2013 103A.335, 2013 103D.101

Water use permit hearings, Minn. Statutes 2013 103G.311

Wiretapped evidence, persons overhearing, Minn. Statutes 2013 626A.11

Witness and victim protection fund, creation, Public Safety Department, Minn. Statutes 2013 299C.065

Witness and victim protection programs, participants, Minn. Statutes 2013 13.82, 2013 144.218, 2013 259.10

Wives, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2013 595.02, 2013 609.326

Workers' compensation insurance, inspections, Minn. Statutes 2013 176.184

Workers' compensation, Minn. Statutes 2013 176.351, 2013 176.541