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WITNESSES

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

Abortion, fifth amendment rights, exception, Minn. Statutes 2015 617.21

Abuse, witnesses to, services, policy of state, Minn. Statutes 2015 15.87

Addresses, crime victims, confidentiality, Minn. Statutes 2015 611A.035

Adoption

Consents, Minn. Statutes 2015 259.24

Hearings on petition, waiver of notice, Minn. Statutes 2015 259.49

Aeronautics, Minn. Statutes 2015 360.015

Age

Child witnesses, Minn. Statutes 2015 595.02

Marriages, witnesses to, Minn. Statutes 2015 517.10

Agricultural chemicals, inspections, Minn. Statutes 2015 18D.201

Airport boards of adjustment, Minn. Statutes 2015 360.071

Alcohol and drug counselors, Minn. Statutes 2015 595.02

Alternative dispute resolution proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2015 595.02

Antenuptial agreements, Minn. Statutes 2015 519.11

Attorneys, Minn. Statutes 2015 595.02

Bribery, Minn. Statutes 2015 609.42

Change of name, Minn. Statutes 2015 259.10

Child custody, see Witnesses under CHILD CUSTODY

Children, see Witnesses under CHILDREN

Chiropractic Examiners Board, power to summon, Minn. Statutes 2015 148.04

Chiropractors, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2015 595.02

City council hearings, special assessments, Minn. Statutes 2015 429.061

Civil service commissions, Saint Louis County, Minn. Statutes 2015 383C.048

Civil trials, interpreters (language), Minn. Statutes 2015 546.43

Clergy, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2015 595.02

Collection agencies, investigations, Minn. Statutes 2015 332.40

Collective bargaining, group representatives, Minn. Statutes 2015 179.16

Commerce Department, collection agencies, investigations, Minn. Statutes 2015 332.40

Commitments of sex offenders

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2015 253D.03

Intrusive mental health treatments, declarations of preferences or instructions, Minn. Statutes 2015 253D.17

Mileage, Minn. Statutes 2015 253D.03

Commitments

Criminal cases, Minn. Statutes 2015 629.54, 2015 629.55

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2015 253B.08

Intrusive mental health treatments, declaration of preferences or instructions, Minn. Statutes 2015 253B.03

Communication assistants for telecommunications systems, Minn. Statutes 2015 595.02

Compelling appearance, see SUBPOENAS

Compensation and salaries, see Fees under this topic

Competence

Convicted persons, Minn. Statutes 2015 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 2015 360.015

Detaining, Minn. Statutes 2015 588.01

Refusal to be sworn or answer, Minn. Statutes 2015 588.01, 2015 588.20

Workers' compensation, subpoenas, failure to obey, Minn. Statutes 2015 176.351

Contested cases

Administrative procedure, Minn. Statutes 2015 14.60

Local water management, Minn. Statutes 2015 103B.345

Convicted persons, competence, Minn. Statutes 2015 595.07

Credibility, traffic violation convictions not to affect, Minn. Statutes 2015 169.94

Criminal contempt, refusal to be sworn or answer, Minn. Statutes 2015 588.20

Criminal proceedings

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

Deaf persons, interpreters, Minn. Statutes 2015 611.30 to 2015 611.34

Fees, see same under this topic

Nonresidents, Minn. Statutes 2015 357.32, 2015 634.07, 2015 634.08

Public defenders, defendants, Minn. Statutes 2015 357.24

Recognizance, Minn. Statutes 2015 629.54, 2015 629.55

Summoning, Minn. Statutes 2015 629.44

Travel and testimony, Minn. Statutes 2015 634.06 to 2015 634.09

Cruelty to animals, investigations, Minn. Statutes 2015 343.22

Data, law enforcement data, classification, Minn. Statutes 2015 13.82

Date of birth, disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2015 611A.035

Deaf persons, interpreters

Civil proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2015 546.42 to 2015 546.44

Criminal proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2015 611.30 to 2015 611.34

Definitions, judicial proof, Minn. Statutes 2015 595.01

Deposed persons, Minn. Statutes 2015 595.01

Disciplinary hearings, state troopers, Minn. Statutes 2015 299D.03

Distrained animals, damages, Minn. Statutes 2015 346.10

Dogs, damage claims, Minn. Statutes 2015 347.15

Estrays, determination of charges, Minn. Statutes 2015 346.04

Examination of capacity, Minn. Statutes 2015 595.06

Expenses, reimbursement

Business corporations, Minn. Statutes 2015 302A.521

Cooperative associations, Minn. Statutes 2015 308B.471

Limited liability companies, Minn. Statutes 2015 322B.699, 2015 322C.0408

Nonprofit corporations, Minn. Statutes 2015 317A.521

Travel, Minn. Statutes 2015 357.22, 2015 357.24, 2015 357.32, 2015 638.06 to 2015 638.08

Expert witnesses, see EXPERT WITNESSES

Fees

Adulterated or misbranded food, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2015 34A.12

Ambulance services, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2015 144E.30

Asbestos Abatement Act lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2015 326.78

Attorneys' removal or suspension proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2015 481.15

Businesses, gambling violations, Minn. Statutes 2015 349.37

Child maltreatment, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2015 256.045

Claims against local governments, Minn. Statutes 2015 471.38

Commitment hearings, Minn. Statutes 2015 253B.23, 2015 253D.03

Compensation and salary lawsuits and hearings, Minn. Statutes 2015 181.171

Criminal trials

Committed witnesses, Minn. Statutes 2015 629.55

County payment, change of venue, Minn. Statutes 2015 627.02

Fees and expenses, generally, Minn. Statutes 2015 357.24

Payment by state, Minn. Statutes 2015 480.182

Payments by county treasurer, Minn. Statutes 2015 357.32

Firefighters, lawsuits against, Minn. Statutes 2015 471.86

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2015 357.22

Hazardous substances releases, lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2015 115B.14

Health Department, Minn. Statutes 2015 144.054

Implied consent hearings, Minn. Statutes 2015 634.15

Insurance for, authority to issue, generally, Minn. Statutes 2015 60A.06

Juvenile courts, payment, Minn. Statutes 2015 260B.152, 2015 260B.331, 2015 260C.152, 2015 260C.331, 2015 357.241

Labor and Industry Department, payment, Minn. Statutes 2015 175.20

Municipal officers, exception, Minn. Statutes 2015 357.23

Nursing home administrators, violations, Minn. Statutes 2015 144A.2511

Parents of child witnesses, Minn. Statutes 2015 357.242

Paternity lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2015 257.69

Payment to attorneys in case, Minn. Statutes 2015 357.30

Peace officers, Minn. Statutes 2015 357.13, 2015 471.44, 2015 471.45

Public Utilities Commission, Minn. Statutes 2015 216.18, 2015 216B.28

Reimbursements, human services, Minn. Statutes 2015 256.045

Sheriff's civil service commissions, Minn. Statutes 2015 387.40

State, payment by, Minn. Statutes 2015 480.182

Tax administration and compliance proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2015 270C.31, 2015 270C.32

Tax Court, Minn. Statutes 2015 271.19

Travel expenses, Minn. Statutes 2015 357.22, 2015 357.24, 2015 357.32, 2015 638.06 to 2015 638.08

Unemployment insurance, Minn. Statutes 2015 268.105, 2015 268.188

Workers' compensation, Minn. Statutes 2015 176.351

Fifth amendment rights, see under CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

Firefighters civil service commissions, Minn. Statutes 2015 420.12

Foreign states, criminal trials in, Minn. Statutes 2015 634.06 to 2015 634.09

Formal testacy proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2015 524.3-406

Fraternal benefit societies, examinations and visitations, Minn. Statutes 2015 64B.30

Gambling, violations, licenses, revocation or suspension, Minn. Statutes 2015 349.37

Grand jury witnesses

Names, entry on indictment, Minn. Statutes 2015 630.18

News media sources, protection, Minn. Statutes 2015 595.021 to 2015 595.025

Testimony, disclosure by juror, Minn. Statutes 2015 628.65

Health care directives, Minn. Statutes 2015 145C.03

Health care information, review organizations, testimony, Minn. Statutes 2015 145.64

Health Department, Minn. Statutes 2015 144.054

Health maintenance organizations, audits and examinations, Minn. Statutes 2015 62D.14

Health threat to others, reporting, Minn. Statutes 2015 144.4175

Household goods warehouses, complaints, Minn. Statutes 2015 231.24

Housing, warranties, modifications or waivers, Minn. Statutes 2015 327A.04

Human Services Department, Minn. Statutes 2015 256B.13

Husbands, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2015 595.02, 2015 609.326

Identity

Protection, predatory offender risk assessment determination, Minn. Statutes 2015 244.052

Withholding, Minn. Statutes 2015 13.82

In forma pauperis proceedings, court costs, Minn. Statutes 2015 563.01

Inquests court inquests, Minn. Statutes 2015 390.32, 2015 390.33

Insurance companies, liquidation, payment, preference, Minn. Statutes 2015 60B.44

International wills, Minn. Statutes 2015 524.2-1003

Interpreters

Civil proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2015 546.42 to 2015 546.44

Criminal proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2015 611.30 to 2015 611.34

Privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2015 595.02

Intoxicated persons, ability to testify, Minn. Statutes 2015 595.02

Jurors, personal knowledge of fact in controversy, Minn. Statutes 2015 631.05

Juvenile witnesses, see Witnesses under CHILDREN

Legislative personnel, Minn. Statutes 2015 3.16

Licensed consulting psychologists, Minn. Statutes 2015 595.02

Licensing boards, subpoenas, power to issue, Minn. Statutes 2015 214.10

Living wills, Minn. Statutes 2015 145B.03, 2015 145B.04

Local social services agencies, Minn. Statutes 2015 256B.13

Marriage, witnesses to

Age requirement, Minn. Statutes 2015 517.10

Signatures on marriage certificates, Minn. Statutes 2015 517.10

Solemnization, authority, Minn. Statutes 2015 517.01, 2015 517.09, 2015 517.18

Meat and poultry inspection investigations, Minn. Statutes 2015 31A.27

Mediation, documents, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2015 595.02

Mediators, Minn. Statutes 2015 595.02

Mental illness, persons with, ability to testify, Minn. Statutes 2015 595.02

Metropolitan Airports Commission proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2015 473.608

Mileage

Adulterated or misbranded food, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2015 34A.12

Ambulance services, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2015 144E.30

Asbestos Abatement Act lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2015 326.78

Commitment hearings, Minn. Statutes 2015 253B.23, 2015 253D.03, 2015 480.182

Firefighters civil service commissions, trials, Minn. Statutes 2015 420.12

Gambling violations, Minn. Statutes 2015 349.37

Health Department, Minn. Statutes 2015 144.054, 2015 144A.754

Juvenile courts, Minn. Statutes 2015 260B.152, 2015 260B.331, 2015 260C.152, 2015 260C.331

Police civil service commissions, trials, Minn. Statutes 2015 419.11

Public guardianship, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2015 252A.20

Public Utilities Commission, Minn. Statutes 2015 216.18, 2015 216B.28

Sheriff's civil service commissions, Minn. Statutes 2015 387.40

State, payment by, Minn. Statutes 2015 480.182

Water and Soil Resources Board hearings, Minn. Statutes 2015 103A.335, 2015 103D.101

Motor vehicle dealers, license hearings, Minn. Statutes 2015 168.27

Motor vehicle retail sales contracts, subpoenas, Minn. Statutes 2015 53C.05

Municipal merit systems, dismissal hearings, Minn. Statutes 2015 44.08

News media, sources, protection, Minn. Statutes 2015 595.021 to 2015 595.025

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

Nonresidents, criminal proceedings

Court certificates requiring attendance, Minn. Statutes 2015 634.07

Immunity from arrest, Minn. Statutes 2015 634.08

Travel expenses, Minn. Statutes 2015 357.32

Nursing Board, power to summon, Minn. Statutes 2015 148.191

Oaths and affirmations

Capacity to understand, examination, Minn. Statutes 2015 595.06

Form, Minn. Statutes 2015 358.07, 2015 358.08

Health Department, Minn. Statutes 2015 144.054

Occupational safety and health, Minn. Statutes 2015 182.659

Ombudsman for mental health and developmental disabilities, hearings, witness privileges, Minn. Statutes 2015 245.94

Order to travel and testify, notice received, Minn. Statutes 2015 634.06

Pardons Board, travel expenses, Minn. Statutes 2015 638.08

Parents, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2015 595.02

Parties to suits, testimony, generally, Minn. Statutes 2015 595.02

Paternity, Minn. Statutes 2015 257.63, 2015 257.69

Peace officers' discipline procedures, Minn. Statutes 2015 626.89

Personal representatives, beneficiaries deemed as, Minn. Statutes 2015 595.02

Photographs, display to, Minn. Statutes 2015 13.43

Physicians and surgeons, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2015 595.02

Police civil service commissions, Minn. Statutes 2015 419.11

Psychologists, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2015 595.02

Public Employees Retirement Association, Minn. Statutes 2015 353.03

Public guardianship hearings, costs, payment, Minn. Statutes 2015 252A.20

Public interest labor disputes, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2015 179.08

Public officials, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2015 595.02

Public Safety Department

Motor vehicle dealers, license hearings, Minn. Statutes 2015 168.27

Witness and victim protection fund, creation, Minn. Statutes 2015 299C.065

Public Utilities Commission

Authority to summon, Minn. Statutes 2015 216.18

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2015 216.18, 2015 216B.28

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2015 216B.28 to 2015 216B.31

Refusal to testify, contempt, Minn. Statutes 2015 216B.29

Subpoenas, disobedience, effect, Minn. Statutes 2015 216.18

Recognizance

Children, Minn. Statutes 2015 629.55

Criminal cases, Minn. Statutes 2015 629.54, 2015 629.55

Recognizance to keep the peace, Minn. Statutes 2015 625.04, 2015 625.10

Swindling, Minn. Statutes 2015 629.364

Refusal to testify

Contempts, Minn. Statutes 2015 588.01, 2015 588.20

Public Utilities Commission, Minn. Statutes 2015 216B.29

Punishment, notaries public, Minn. Statutes 2015 359.11

Self-incrimination, see Fifth amendment rights under CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

Registered nurses, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2015 595.02

Registration of title, examiners of titles, Minn. Statutes 2015 508.13

Religious corporations, incorporation procedures, Minn. Statutes 2015 315.01

Religious workers, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2015 595.02

Retaliation against, employers, Minn. Statutes 2015 611A.036

Revenue Department, Minn. Statutes 2015 270C.31, 2015 270C.32

Rulemaking hearings, Minn. Statutes 2015 14.14

Rules of evidence, conflicts with statutes, Minn. Statutes 2015 480.0591

School board hearings, students, exclusion or expulsion, Minn. Statutes 2015 121A.47

Search warrants, support for issuance, Minn. Statutes 2015 626.09

Sexual assault counselors, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2015 595.02

Shootings, aid to shooting victims, Minn. Statutes 2015 604A.02, 2015 609.662

Signatures

Notarial acts, attesting signatures defined as, Minn. Statutes 2015 358.41

Procedure, generally, Minn. Statutes 2015 358.42

Short form, Minn. Statutes 2015 358.48

Social workers, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2015 595.02

Speech-impaired persons, interpreters

Civil proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2015 546.42 to 2015 546.44

Criminal proceeding, Minn. Statutes 2015 611.30 to 2015 611.34

Spouses

Privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2015 595.02

Testifying against spouse, prostitution, Minn. Statutes 2015 609.326

Swindling, Minn. Statutes 2015 629.364

Tax administration and compliance, Minn. Statutes 2015 270C.31, 2015 270C.32

Tax arbitration boards, Minn. Statutes 2015 290.081

Tax Court, Minn. Statutes 2015 271.13, 2015 271.19

Teachers Retirement Association, Minn. Statutes 2015 354.07

Telephone numbers, disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2015 611A.035

Topographic surveys, Saint Louis County, Minn. Statutes 2015 383C.455

Transportation Department, proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2015 174.10

Travel expenses

Amount, Minn. Statutes 2015 357.22

Criminal cases, Minn. Statutes 2015 357.24, 2015 357.32

Nonresidents, Minn. Statutes 2015 357.32

Pardons Board, Minn. Statutes 2015 638.08

Payment in advance of travel, Minn. Statutes 2015 357.22, 2015 357.32

Travel outside of state of residence, Minn. Statutes 2015 634.06, 2015 634.07

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

Undercover buy fund, witness and victim protection, Minn. Statutes 2015 299C.065

Victims of crime, Minn. Statutes 2015 611A.035

Voir dire examinations, Minn. Statutes 2015 631.36

Waivers, privileges, health threat to others, reporting, Minn. Statutes 2015 144.4175

Water and Soil Resources Board hearings, Minn. Statutes 2015 103A.335, 2015 103D.101

Water use permit hearings, Minn. Statutes 2015 103G.311

Wiretapped evidence, persons overhearing, Minn. Statutes 2015 626A.11

Witness and victim protection fund, creation, Public Safety Department, Minn. Statutes 2015 299C.065

Witness and victim protection programs, participants, Minn. Statutes 2015 13.82, 2015 144.218, 2015 259.10

Wives, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2015 595.02, 2015 609.326

Workers' compensation insurance, inspections, Minn. Statutes 2015 176.184

Workers' compensation, Minn. Statutes 2015 176.351, 2015 176.541