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WITNESSES

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

Abortion, fifth amendment rights, exception, Minn. Statutes 2014 617.21

Abuse, witnesses to, services, policy of state, Minn. Statutes 2014 15.87

Addresses, crime victims, confidentiality, Minn. Statutes 2014 611A.035

Adoption

Consents, Minn. Statutes 2014 259.24

Hearings on petition, waiver of notice, Minn. Statutes 2014 259.49

Aeronautics, Minn. Statutes 2014 360.015

Age

Child witnesses, Minn. Statutes 2014 595.02

Marriages, witnesses to, Minn. Statutes 2014 517.10

Agricultural chemicals, inspections, Minn. Statutes 2014 18D.201

Airport boards of adjustment, Minn. Statutes 2014 360.071

Alcohol and drug counselors, Minn. Statutes 2014 595.02

Alternative dispute resolution proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2014 595.02

Antenuptial agreements, Minn. Statutes 2014 519.11

Attorneys, Minn. Statutes 2014 595.02

Bribery, Minn. Statutes 2014 609.42

Change of name, Minn. Statutes 2014 259.10

Child custody, see Witnesses under CHILD CUSTODY

Children, see Witnesses under CHILDREN

Chiropractic Examiners Board, power to summon, Minn. Statutes 2014 148.04

Chiropractors, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2014 595.02

City council hearings, special assessments, Minn. Statutes 2014 429.061

Civil service commissions, Saint Louis County, Minn. Statutes 2014 383C.048

Civil trials, interpreters (language), Minn. Statutes 2014 546.43

Clergy, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2014 595.02

Collection agencies, investigations, Minn. Statutes 2014 332.40

Collective bargaining, group representatives, Minn. Statutes 2014 179.16

Commerce Department, collection agencies, investigations, Minn. Statutes 2014 332.40

Commitments of sex offenders

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2014 253D.03

Intrusive mental health treatments, declarations of preferences or instructions, Minn. Statutes 2014 253D.17

Mileage, Minn. Statutes 2014 253D.03

Commitments

Criminal cases, Minn. Statutes 2014 629.54, 2014 629.55

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2014 253B.08

Intrusive mental health treatments, declaration of preferences or instructions, Minn. Statutes 2014 253B.03

Communication assistants for telecommunications systems, Minn. Statutes 2014 595.02

Compelling appearance, see SUBPOENAS

Compensation and salaries, see Fees under this topic

Competence

Convicted persons, Minn. Statutes 2014 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 2014 360.015

Detaining, Minn. Statutes 2014 588.01

Refusal to be sworn or answer, Minn. Statutes 2014 588.01, 2014 588.20

Workers' compensation, subpoenas, failure to obey, Minn. Statutes 2014 176.351

Contested cases

Administrative procedure, Minn. Statutes 2014 14.60

Local water management, Minn. Statutes 2014 103B.345

Convicted persons, competence, Minn. Statutes 2014 595.07

Credibility, traffic violation convictions not to affect, Minn. Statutes 2014 169.94

Criminal contempt, refusal to be sworn or answer, Minn. Statutes 2014 588.20

Criminal proceedings

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

Deaf persons, interpreters, Minn. Statutes 2014 611.30 to 2014 611.34

Fees, see same under this topic

Nonresidents, Minn. Statutes 2014 357.32, 2014 634.07, 2014 634.08

Public defenders, defendants, Minn. Statutes 2014 357.24

Recognizance, Minn. Statutes 2014 629.54, 2014 629.55

Summoning, Minn. Statutes 2014 629.44

Travel and testimony, Minn. Statutes 2014 634.06 to 2014 634.09

Cruelty to animals, investigations, Minn. Statutes 2014 343.22

Data, law enforcement data, classification, Minn. Statutes 2014 13.82

Date of birth, disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2014 611A.035

Deaf persons, interpreters

Civil proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2014 546.42 to 2014 546.44

Criminal proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2014 611.30 to 2014 611.34

Definitions, judicial proof, Minn. Statutes 2014 595.01

Deposed persons, Minn. Statutes 2014 595.01

Disciplinary hearings, state troopers, Minn. Statutes 2014 299D.03

Distrained animals, damages, Minn. Statutes 2014 346.10

Dogs, damage claims, Minn. Statutes 2014 347.15

Estrays, determination of charges, Minn. Statutes 2014 346.04

Examination of capacity, Minn. Statutes 2014 595.06

Expenses, reimbursement

Business corporations, Minn. Statutes 2014 302A.521

Cooperative associations, Minn. Statutes 2014 308B.471

Limited liability companies, Minn. Statutes 2014 322B.699, 2014 322C.0408

Nonprofit corporations, Minn. Statutes 2014 317A.521

Travel, Minn. Statutes 2014 357.22, 2014 357.24, 2014 357.32, 2014 638.06 to 2014 638.08

Expert witnesses, see EXPERT WITNESSES

Fees

Adulterated or misbranded food, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2014 34A.12

Ambulance services, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2014 144E.30

Asbestos Abatement Act lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2014 326.78

Attorneys' removal or suspension proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2014 481.15

Businesses, gambling violations, Minn. Statutes 2014 349.37

Child maltreatment, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2014 256.045

Claims against local governments, Minn. Statutes 2014 471.38

Commitment hearings, Minn. Statutes 2014 253B.23, 2014 253D.03

Compensation and salary lawsuits and hearings, Minn. Statutes 2014 181.171

Criminal trials

Committed witnesses, Minn. Statutes 2014 629.55

County payment, change of venue, Minn. Statutes 2014 627.02

Fees and expenses, generally, Minn. Statutes 2014 357.24

Payment by state, Minn. Statutes 2014 480.182

Payments by county treasurer, Minn. Statutes 2014 357.32

Firefighters, lawsuits against, Minn. Statutes 2014 471.86

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2014 357.22

Hazardous substances releases, lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2014 115B.14

Health Department, Minn. Statutes 2014 144.054

Implied consent hearings, Minn. Statutes 2014 634.15

Insurance for, authority to issue, generally, Minn. Statutes 2014 60A.06

Juvenile courts, payment, Minn. Statutes 2014 260B.152, 2014 260B.331, 2014 260C.152, 2014 260C.331, 2014 357.241

Labor and Industry Department, payment, Minn. Statutes 2014 175.20

Municipal officers, exception, Minn. Statutes 2014 357.23

Nursing home administrators, violations, Minn. Statutes 2014 144A.2511

Parents of child witnesses, Minn. Statutes 2014 357.242

Paternity lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2014 257.69

Payment to attorneys in case, Minn. Statutes 2014 357.30

Peace officers, Minn. Statutes 2014 357.13, 2014 471.44, 2014 471.45

Public Utilities Commission, Minn. Statutes 2014 216.18, 2014 216B.28

Reimbursements, human services, Minn. Statutes 2014 256.045

Sheriff's civil service commissions, Minn. Statutes 2014 387.40

State, payment by, Minn. Statutes 2014 480.182

Tax administration and compliance proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2014 270C.31, 2014 270C.32

Tax Court, Minn. Statutes 2014 271.19

Travel expenses, Minn. Statutes 2014 357.22, 2014 357.24, 2014 357.32, 2014 638.06 to 2014 638.08

Unemployment insurance, Minn. Statutes 2014 268.105, 2014 268.188

Workers' compensation, Minn. Statutes 2014 176.351

Fifth amendment rights, see under CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

Firefighters civil service commissions, Minn. Statutes 2014 420.12

Foreign states, criminal trials in, Minn. Statutes 2014 634.06 to 2014 634.09

Formal testacy proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2014 524.3-406

Fraternal benefit societies, examinations and visitations, Minn. Statutes 2014 64B.30

Gambling, violations, licenses, revocation or suspension, Minn. Statutes 2014 349.37

Grand jury witnesses

Names, entry on indictment, Minn. Statutes 2014 630.18

News media sources, protection, Minn. Statutes 2014 595.021 to 2014 595.025

Testimony, disclosure by juror, Minn. Statutes 2014 628.65

Health care directives, Minn. Statutes 2014 145C.03

Health care information, review organizations, testimony, Minn. Statutes 2014 145.64

Health Department, Minn. Statutes 2014 144.054

Health maintenance organizations, audits and examinations, Minn. Statutes 2014 62D.14

Health threat to others, reporting, Minn. Statutes 2014 144.4175

Home care services, proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2014 144A.46

Household goods warehouses, complaints, Minn. Statutes 2014 231.24

Housing, warranties, modifications or waivers, Minn. Statutes 2014 327A.04

Human Services Department, Minn. Statutes 2014 256B.13

Husbands, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2014 595.02, 2014 609.326

Identity

Protection, predatory offender risk assessment determination, Minn. Statutes 2014 244.052

Withholding, Minn. Statutes 2014 13.82

In forma pauperis proceedings, court costs, Minn. Statutes 2014 563.01

Inquests court inquests, Minn. Statutes 2014 390.32, 2014 390.33

Insurance companies, liquidation, payment, preference, Minn. Statutes 2014 60B.44

International wills, Minn. Statutes 2014 524.2-1003

Interpreters

Civil proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2014 546.42 to 2014 546.44

Criminal proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2014 611.30 to 2014 611.34

Privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2014 595.02

Intoxicated persons, ability to testify, Minn. Statutes 2014 595.02

Jurors, personal knowledge of fact in controversy, Minn. Statutes 2014 631.05

Juvenile witnesses, see Witnesses under CHILDREN

Legislative personnel, Minn. Statutes 2014 3.16

Licensed consulting psychologists, Minn. Statutes 2014 595.02

Licensing boards, subpoenas, power to issue, Minn. Statutes 2014 214.10

Living wills, Minn. Statutes 2014 145B.03, 2014 145B.04

Local social services agencies, Minn. Statutes 2014 256B.13

Marriage, witnesses to

Age requirement, Minn. Statutes 2014 517.10

Signatures on marriage certificates, Minn. Statutes 2014 517.10

Solemnization, authority, Minn. Statutes 2014 517.01, 2014 517.09, 2014 517.18

Meat and poultry inspection investigations, Minn. Statutes 2014 31A.27

Mediation, documents, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2014 595.02

Mediators, Minn. Statutes 2014 595.02

Mental illness, persons with, ability to testify, Minn. Statutes 2014 595.02

Metropolitan Airports Commission proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2014 473.608

Mileage

Adulterated or misbranded food, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2014 34A.12

Ambulance services, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2014 144E.30

Asbestos Abatement Act lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2014 326.78

Commitment hearings, Minn. Statutes 2014 253B.23, 2014 253D.03, 2014 480.182

Firefighters civil service commissions, trials, Minn. Statutes 2014 420.12

Gambling violations, Minn. Statutes 2014 349.37

Health Department, Minn. Statutes 2014 144.054, 2014 144A.754

Juvenile courts, Minn. Statutes 2014 260B.152, 2014 260B.331, 2014 260C.152, 2014 260C.331

Police civil service commissions, trials, Minn. Statutes 2014 419.11

Public guardianship, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2014 252A.20

Public Utilities Commission, Minn. Statutes 2014 216.18, 2014 216B.28

Sheriff's civil service commissions, Minn. Statutes 2014 387.40

State, payment by, Minn. Statutes 2014 480.182

Water and Soil Resources Board hearings, Minn. Statutes 2014 103A.335, 2014 103D.101

Motor vehicle dealers, license hearings, Minn. Statutes 2014 168.27

Motor vehicle retail sales contracts, subpoenas, Minn. Statutes 2014 53C.05

Municipal merit systems, dismissal hearings, Minn. Statutes 2014 44.08

News media, sources, protection, Minn. Statutes 2014 595.021 to 2014 595.025

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

Nonresidents, criminal proceedings

Court certificates requiring attendance, Minn. Statutes 2014 634.07

Immunity from arrest, Minn. Statutes 2014 634.08

Travel expenses, Minn. Statutes 2014 357.32

Nursing Board, power to summon, Minn. Statutes 2014 148.191

Oaths and affirmations

Capacity to understand, examination, Minn. Statutes 2014 595.06

Form, Minn. Statutes 2014 358.07, 2014 358.08

Health Department, Minn. Statutes 2014 144.054

Occupational safety and health, Minn. Statutes 2014 182.659

Ombudsman for mental health and developmental disabilities, hearings, witness privileges, Minn. Statutes 2014 245.94

Order to travel and testify, notice received, Minn. Statutes 2014 634.06

Pardons Board, travel expenses, Minn. Statutes 2014 638.08

Parents, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2014 595.02

Parties to suits, testimony, generally, Minn. Statutes 2014 595.02

Paternity, Minn. Statutes 2014 257.63, 2014 257.69

Peace officers' discipline procedures, Minn. Statutes 2014 626.89

Personal representatives, beneficiaries deemed as, Minn. Statutes 2014 595.02

Photographs, display to, Minn. Statutes 2014 13.43

Physicians and surgeons, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2014 595.02

Police civil service commissions, Minn. Statutes 2014 419.11

Psychologists, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2014 595.02

Public Employees Retirement Association, Minn. Statutes 2014 353.03

Public guardianship hearings, costs, payment, Minn. Statutes 2014 252A.20

Public interest labor disputes, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2014 179.08

Public officials, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2014 595.02

Public Safety Department

Motor vehicle dealers, license hearings, Minn. Statutes 2014 168.27

Witness and victim protection fund, creation, Minn. Statutes 2014 299C.065

Public Utilities Commission

Authority to summon, Minn. Statutes 2014 216.18

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2014 216.18, 2014 216B.28

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2014 216B.28 to 2014 216B.31

Refusal to testify, contempt, Minn. Statutes 2014 216B.29

Subpoenas, disobedience, effect, Minn. Statutes 2014 216.18

Recognizance

Children, Minn. Statutes 2014 629.55

Criminal cases, Minn. Statutes 2014 629.54, 2014 629.55

Recognizance to keep the peace, Minn. Statutes 2014 625.04, 2014 625.10

Swindling, Minn. Statutes 2014 629.364

Refusal to testify

Contempts, Minn. Statutes 2014 588.01, 2014 588.20

Public Utilities Commission, Minn. Statutes 2014 216B.29

Punishment, notaries public, Minn. Statutes 2014 359.11

Self-incrimination, see Fifth amendment rights under CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

Registered nurses, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2014 595.02

Registration of title, examiners of titles, Minn. Statutes 2014 508.13

Religious corporations, incorporation procedures, Minn. Statutes 2014 315.01

Religious workers, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2014 595.02

Retaliation against, employers, Minn. Statutes 2014 611A.036

Revenue Department, Minn. Statutes 2014 270C.31, 2014 270C.32

Rulemaking hearings, Minn. Statutes 2014 14.14

Rules of evidence, conflicts with statutes, Minn. Statutes 2014 480.0591

School board hearings, students, exclusion or expulsion, Minn. Statutes 2014 121A.47

Search warrants, support for issuance, Minn. Statutes 2014 626.09

Sexual assault counselors, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2014 595.02

Shootings, aid to shooting victims, Minn. Statutes 2014 604A.02, 2014 609.662

Signatures

Notarial acts, attesting signatures defined as, Minn. Statutes 2014 358.41

Procedure, generally, Minn. Statutes 2014 358.42

Short form, Minn. Statutes 2014 358.48

Social workers, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2014 595.02

Speech-impaired persons, interpreters

Civil proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2014 546.42 to 2014 546.44

Criminal proceeding, Minn. Statutes 2014 611.30 to 2014 611.34

Spouses

Privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2014 595.02

Testifying against spouse, prostitution, Minn. Statutes 2014 609.326

Swindling, Minn. Statutes 2014 629.364

Tax administration and compliance, Minn. Statutes 2014 270C.31, 2014 270C.32

Tax arbitration boards, Minn. Statutes 2014 290.081

Tax Court, Minn. Statutes 2014 271.13, 2014 271.19

Teachers Retirement Association, Minn. Statutes 2014 354.07

Telephone numbers, disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2014 611A.035

Topographic surveys, Saint Louis County, Minn. Statutes 2014 383C.455

Transportation Department, proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2014 174.10

Travel expenses

Amount, Minn. Statutes 2014 357.22

Criminal cases, Minn. Statutes 2014 357.24, 2014 357.32

Nonresidents, Minn. Statutes 2014 357.32

Pardons Board, Minn. Statutes 2014 638.08

Payment in advance of travel, Minn. Statutes 2014 357.22, 2014 357.32

Travel outside of state of residence, Minn. Statutes 2014 634.06, 2014 634.07

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

Undercover buy fund, witness and victim protection, Minn. Statutes 2014 299C.065

Victims of crime, Minn. Statutes 2014 611A.035

Voir dire examinations, Minn. Statutes 2014 631.36

Waivers, privileges, health threat to others, reporting, Minn. Statutes 2014 144.4175

Water and Soil Resources Board hearings, Minn. Statutes 2014 103A.335, 2014 103D.101

Water use permit hearings, Minn. Statutes 2014 103G.311

Wiretapped evidence, persons overhearing, Minn. Statutes 2014 626A.11

Witness and victim protection fund, creation, Public Safety Department, Minn. Statutes 2014 299C.065

Witness and victim protection programs, participants, Minn. Statutes 2014 13.82, 2014 144.218, 2014 259.10

Wives, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2014 595.02, 2014 609.326

Workers' compensation insurance, inspections, Minn. Statutes 2014 176.184

Workers' compensation, Minn. Statutes 2014 176.351, 2014 176.541