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WITNESSES

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

Abortion, fifth amendment rights, exception, Minn. Statutes 2018 617.21

Abuse, witnesses to, services, policy of state, Minn. Statutes 2018 15.87

Addresses, crime victims, confidentiality, Minn. Statutes 2018 611A.035

Adoption

Consents, Minn. Statutes 2018 259.24

Hearings on petition, waiver of notice, Minn. Statutes 2018 259.49

Aeronautics, Minn. Statutes 2018 360.015

Age

Child witnesses, Minn. Statutes 2018 595.02

Marriages, witnesses to, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.10

Agricultural chemicals, inspections, Minn. Statutes 2018 18D.201

Airport boards of adjustment, Minn. Statutes 2018 360.071

Alcohol and drug counselors, Minn. Statutes 2018 595.02

Alternative dispute resolution proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2018 595.02

Antenuptial agreements, Minn. Statutes 2018 519.11

Attorneys, Minn. Statutes 2018 595.02

Bribery, Minn. Statutes 2018 609.42

Change of name, Minn. Statutes 2018 259.10

Child custody, see Witnesses under CHILD CUSTODY

Children, see Witnesses under CHILDREN

Chiropractic Examiners Board, power to summon, Minn. Statutes 2018 148.04

Chiropractors, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2018 595.02

City council hearings, special assessments, Minn. Statutes 2018 429.061

Civil service commissions, Saint Louis County, Minn. Statutes 2018 383C.048

Civil trials, interpreters (language), Minn. Statutes 2018 546.43

Clergy, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2018 595.02

Collection agencies, investigations, Minn. Statutes 2018 332.40

Collective bargaining, group representatives, Minn. Statutes 2018 179.16

Commerce Department, collection agencies, investigations, Minn. Statutes 2018 332.40

Commitments of sex offenders

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2018 253D.03

Intrusive mental health treatments, declarations of preferences or instructions, Minn. Statutes 2018 253D.17

Mileage, Minn. Statutes 2018 253D.03

Commitments

Criminal cases, Minn. Statutes 2018 629.54, 2018 629.55

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 253B.08

Intrusive mental health treatments, declaration of preferences or instructions, Minn. Statutes 2018 253B.03

Communication assistants for telecommunications systems, Minn. Statutes 2018 595.02

Compelling appearance, see SUBPOENAS

Compensation and salaries, see Fees under this topic

Competence

Convicted persons, Minn. Statutes 2018 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 2018 360.015

Detaining, Minn. Statutes 2018 588.01

Refusal to be sworn or answer, Minn. Statutes 2018 588.01, 2018 588.20

Workers' compensation, subpoenas, failure to obey, Minn. Statutes 2018 176.351

Contested cases

Administrative procedure, Minn. Statutes 2018 14.60

Local water management, Minn. Statutes 2018 103B.345

Convicted persons, competence, Minn. Statutes 2018 595.07

Credibility, traffic violation convictions not to affect, Minn. Statutes 2018 169.94

Criminal contempt, refusal to be sworn or answer, Minn. Statutes 2018 588.20

Criminal proceedings

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

Deaf persons, interpreters, Minn. Statutes 2018 611.30 to 2018 611.34

Fees, see same under this topic

Nonresidents, Minn. Statutes 2018 357.32, 2018 634.07, 2018 634.08

Public defenders, defendants, Minn. Statutes 2018 357.24

Recognizance, Minn. Statutes 2018 629.54, 2018 629.55

Summoning, Minn. Statutes 2018 629.44

Travel and testimony, Minn. Statutes 2018 634.06 to 2018 634.09

Cruelty to animals, investigations, Minn. Statutes 2018 343.22

Data, law enforcement data, classification, Minn. Statutes 2018 13.82

Date of birth, disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2018 611A.035

Deaf persons, interpreters

Civil proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2018 546.42 to 2018 546.44

Criminal proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2018 611.30 to 2018 611.34

Definitions, judicial proof, Minn. Statutes 2018 595.01

Deposed persons, Minn. Statutes 2018 595.01

Disciplinary hearings, state troopers, Minn. Statutes 2018 299D.03

Distrained animals, damages, Minn. Statutes 2018 346.10

Dogs, damage claims, Minn. Statutes 2018 347.15

Estrays, determination of charges, Minn. Statutes 2018 346.04

Examination of capacity, Minn. Statutes 2018 595.06

Expenses, reimbursement

Business corporations, Minn. Statutes 2018 302A.521

Cooperative associations, Minn. Statutes 2018 308B.471

Limited liability companies, Minn. Statutes 2018 322C.0408

Nonprofit corporations, Minn. Statutes 2018 317A.521

Travel, Minn. Statutes 2018 357.22, 2018 357.24, 2018 357.32, 2018 638.06 to 2018 638.08

Expert witnesses, see EXPERT WITNESSES

Fees

Adulterated or misbranded food, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2018 34A.12

Ambulance services, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2018 144E.30

Asbestos Abatement Act lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2018 326.78

Attorneys' removal or suspension proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2018 481.15

Businesses, gambling violations, Minn. Statutes 2018 349.37

Child maltreatment, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2018 256.045

Claims against local governments, Minn. Statutes 2018 471.38

Commitment hearings, Minn. Statutes 2018 253B.23, 2018 253D.03

Compensation and salary lawsuits and hearings, Minn. Statutes 2018 181.171

Criminal trials

Committed witnesses, Minn. Statutes 2018 629.55

County payment, change of venue, Minn. Statutes 2018 627.02

Fees and expenses, generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 357.24

Payment by state, Minn. Statutes 2018 480.182

Payments by county treasurer, Minn. Statutes 2018 357.32

Firefighters, lawsuits against, Minn. Statutes 2018 471.86

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 357.22

Hazardous substances releases, lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2018 115B.14

Health Department, Minn. Statutes 2018 144.054

Implied consent hearings, Minn. Statutes 2018 634.15

Insurance for, authority to issue, generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 60A.06

Juvenile courts, payment, Minn. Statutes 2018 260B.152, 2018 260B.331, 2018 260C.152, 2018 260C.331, 2018 357.241

Labor and Industry Department, payment, Minn. Statutes 2018 175.20

Municipal officers, exception, Minn. Statutes 2018 357.23

Nursing home administrators, violations, Minn. Statutes 2018 144A.2511

Parents of child witnesses, Minn. Statutes 2018 357.242

Paternity lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2018 257.69

Payment to attorneys in case, Minn. Statutes 2018 357.30

Peace officers, Minn. Statutes 2018 357.13, 2018 471.44, 2018 471.45

Public Utilities Commission, Minn. Statutes 2018 216.18, 2018 216B.28

Reimbursements, human services, Minn. Statutes 2018 256.045

Sheriff's civil service commissions, Minn. Statutes 2018 387.40

State, payment by, Minn. Statutes 2018 480.182

Tax administration and compliance proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2018 270C.31, 2018 270C.32

Tax Court, Minn. Statutes 2018 271.19

Travel expenses, Minn. Statutes 2018 357.22, 2018 357.24, 2018 357.32, 2018 638.06 to 2018 638.08

Unemployment insurance, Minn. Statutes 2018 268.105, 2018 268.188

Workers' compensation, Minn. Statutes 2018 176.351

Fifth amendment rights, see under CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

Firefighters civil service commissions, Minn. Statutes 2018 420.12

Foreign states, criminal trials in, Minn. Statutes 2018 634.06 to 2018 634.09

Formal testacy proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2018 524.3-406

Fraternal benefit societies, examinations and visitations, Minn. Statutes 2018 64B.30

Gambling, violations, licenses, revocation or suspension, Minn. Statutes 2018 349.37

Grand jury witnesses

Names, entry on indictment, Minn. Statutes 2018 630.18

News media sources, protection, Minn. Statutes 2018 595.021 to 2018 595.025

Testimony, disclosure by juror, Minn. Statutes 2018 628.65

Health care directives, Minn. Statutes 2018 145C.03

Health care information, review organizations, testimony, Minn. Statutes 2018 145.64

Health Department, Minn. Statutes 2018 144.054

Health maintenance organizations, audits and examinations, Minn. Statutes 2018 62D.14

Health threat to others, reporting, Minn. Statutes 2018 144.4175

Household goods warehouses, complaints, Minn. Statutes 2018 231.24

Housing, warranties, modifications or waivers, Minn. Statutes 2018 327A.04

Human Services Department, Minn. Statutes 2018 256B.13

Husbands, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2018 595.02, 2018 609.326

Identity

Protection, predatory offender risk assessment determination, Minn. Statutes 2018 244.052

Withholding, Minn. Statutes 2018 13.82

In forma pauperis proceedings, court costs, Minn. Statutes 2018 563.01

Inquests court inquests, Minn. Statutes 2018 390.32, 2018 390.33

Insurance companies, liquidation, payment, preference, Minn. Statutes 2018 60B.44

International wills, Minn. Statutes 2018 524.2-1003

Interpreters

Civil proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2018 546.42 to 2018 546.44

Criminal proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2018 611.30 to 2018 611.34

Privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2018 595.02

Intoxicated persons, ability to testify, Minn. Statutes 2018 595.02

Jurors, personal knowledge of fact in controversy, Minn. Statutes 2018 631.05

Juvenile witnesses, see Witnesses under CHILDREN

Legislative personnel, Minn. Statutes 2018 3.16

Licensed consulting psychologists, Minn. Statutes 2018 595.02

Licensing boards, subpoenas, power to issue, Minn. Statutes 2018 214.10

Living wills, Minn. Statutes 2018 145B.03, 2018 145B.04

Local social services agencies, Minn. Statutes 2018 256B.13

Marriage, witnesses to

Age requirement, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.10

Signatures on marriage certificates, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.10

Solemnization, authority, Minn. Statutes 2018 517.01, 2018 517.09, 2018 517.18

Meat and poultry inspection investigations, Minn. Statutes 2018 31A.27

Mediation, documents, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2018 595.02

Mediators, Minn. Statutes 2018 595.02

Mental illness, persons with, ability to testify, Minn. Statutes 2018 595.02

Metropolitan Airports Commission proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2018 473.608

Mileage

Adulterated or misbranded food, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2018 34A.12

Ambulance services, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2018 144E.30

Asbestos Abatement Act lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2018 326.78

Commitment hearings, Minn. Statutes 2018 253B.23, 2018 253D.03, 2018 480.182

Firefighters civil service commissions, trials, Minn. Statutes 2018 420.12

Gambling violations, Minn. Statutes 2018 349.37

Health Department, Minn. Statutes 2018 144.054, 2018 144A.754

Juvenile courts, Minn. Statutes 2018 260B.152, 2018 260B.331, 2018 260C.152, 2018 260C.331

Police civil service commissions, trials, Minn. Statutes 2018 419.11

Public guardianship, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2018 252A.20

Public Utilities Commission, Minn. Statutes 2018 216.18, 2018 216B.28

Sheriff's civil service commissions, Minn. Statutes 2018 387.40

State, payment by, Minn. Statutes 2018 480.182

Water and Soil Resources Board hearings, Minn. Statutes 2018 103A.335, 2018 103D.101

Motor vehicle dealers, license hearings, Minn. Statutes 2018 168.27

Motor vehicle retail sales contracts, subpoenas, Minn. Statutes 2018 53C.05

Municipal merit systems, dismissal hearings, Minn. Statutes 2018 44.08

News media, sources, protection, Minn. Statutes 2018 595.021 to 2018 595.025

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

Nonresidents, criminal proceedings

Court certificates requiring attendance, Minn. Statutes 2018 634.07

Immunity from arrest, Minn. Statutes 2018 634.08

Travel expenses, Minn. Statutes 2018 357.32

Nursing Board, power to summon, Minn. Statutes 2018 148.191

Oaths and affirmations

Capacity to understand, examination, Minn. Statutes 2018 595.06

Form, Minn. Statutes 2018 358.07, 2018 358.08

Health Department, Minn. Statutes 2018 144.054

Occupational safety and health, Minn. Statutes 2018 182.659

Ombudsman for mental health and developmental disabilities, hearings, witness privileges, Minn. Statutes 2018 245.94

Order to travel and testify, notice received, Minn. Statutes 2018 634.06

Pardons Board, travel expenses, Minn. Statutes 2018 638.08

Parents, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2018 595.02

Parties to suits, testimony, generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 595.02

Paternity, Minn. Statutes 2018 257.63, 2018 257.69

Peace officers' discipline procedures, Minn. Statutes 2018 626.89

Personal representatives, beneficiaries deemed as, Minn. Statutes 2018 595.02

Photographs, display to, Minn. Statutes 2018 13.43

Physicians and surgeons, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2018 595.02

Police civil service commissions, Minn. Statutes 2018 419.11

Psychologists, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2018 595.02

Public Employees Retirement Association, Minn. Statutes 2018 353.03

Public guardianship hearings, costs, payment, Minn. Statutes 2018 252A.20

Public interest labor disputes, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2018 179.08

Public officials, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2018 595.02

Public Safety Department

Motor vehicle dealers, license hearings, Minn. Statutes 2018 168.27

Witness and victim protection fund, creation, Minn. Statutes 2018 299C.065

Public Utilities Commission

Authority to summon, Minn. Statutes 2018 216.18

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2018 216.18, 2018 216B.28

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 216B.28 to 2018 216B.31

Refusal to testify, contempt, Minn. Statutes 2018 216B.29

Subpoenas, disobedience, effect, Minn. Statutes 2018 216.18

Recognizance

Children, Minn. Statutes 2018 629.55

Criminal cases, Minn. Statutes 2018 629.54, 2018 629.55

Recognizance to keep the peace, Minn. Statutes 2018 625.04, 2018 625.10

Swindling, Minn. Statutes 2018 629.364

Refusal to testify

Contempts, Minn. Statutes 2018 588.01, 2018 588.20

Public Utilities Commission, Minn. Statutes 2018 216B.29

Punishment, notaries public, Minn. Statutes 2018 359.11

Self-incrimination, see Fifth amendment rights under CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

Registered nurses, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2018 595.02

Registration of title, examiners of titles, Minn. Statutes 2018 508.13

Religious corporations, incorporation procedures, Minn. Statutes 2018 315.01

Religious workers, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2018 595.02

Retaliation against, employers, Minn. Statutes 2018 611A.036

Revenue Department, Minn. Statutes 2018 270C.31, 2018 270C.32

Rulemaking hearings, Minn. Statutes 2018 14.14

Rules of evidence, conflicts with statutes, Minn. Statutes 2018 480.0591

School board hearings, students, exclusion or expulsion, Minn. Statutes 2018 121A.47

Search warrants, support for issuance, Minn. Statutes 2018 626.09

Sexual assault counselors, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2018 595.02

Shootings, aid to shooting victims, Minn. Statutes 2018 604A.02, 2018 609.662

Signatures, notaries public, attesting or witnessing, Minn. Statutes 2018 358.52

Social workers, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2018 595.02

Speech-impaired persons, interpreters

Civil proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2018 546.42 to 2018 546.44

Criminal proceeding, Minn. Statutes 2018 611.30 to 2018 611.34

Spouses

Privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2018 595.02

Testifying against spouse, prostitution, Minn. Statutes 2018 609.326

Swindling, Minn. Statutes 2018 629.364

Tax administration and compliance, Minn. Statutes 2018 270C.31, 2018 270C.32

Tax arbitration boards, Minn. Statutes 2018 290.081

Tax Court, Minn. Statutes 2018 271.13, 2018 271.19

Teachers Retirement Association, Minn. Statutes 2018 354.07

Telephone numbers, disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2018 611A.035

Topographic surveys, Saint Louis County, Minn. Statutes 2018 383C.455

Transportation Department, proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2018 174.10

Travel expenses

Amount, Minn. Statutes 2018 357.22

Criminal cases, Minn. Statutes 2018 357.24, 2018 357.32

Nonresidents, Minn. Statutes 2018 357.32

Pardons Board, Minn. Statutes 2018 638.08

Payment in advance of travel, Minn. Statutes 2018 357.22, 2018 357.32

Travel outside of state of residence, Minn. Statutes 2018 634.06, 2018 634.07

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

Undercover buy fund, witness and victim protection, Minn. Statutes 2018 299C.065

Victims of crime, Minn. Statutes 2018 611A.035

Voir dire examinations, Minn. Statutes 2018 631.36

Waivers, privileges, health threat to others, reporting, Minn. Statutes 2018 144.4175

Water and Soil Resources Board hearings, Minn. Statutes 2018 103A.335, 2018 103D.101

Water use permit hearings, Minn. Statutes 2018 103G.311

Wiretapped evidence, persons overhearing, Minn. Statutes 2018 626A.11

Witness and victim protection fund, creation, Public Safety Department, Minn. Statutes 2018 299C.065

Witness and victim protection programs, participants, Minn. Statutes 2018 13.82, 2018 144.218, 2018 259.10

Wives, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2018 595.02, 2018 609.326

Workers' compensation insurance, inspections, Minn. Statutes 2018 176.184

Workers' compensation, Minn. Statutes 2018 176.351, 2018 176.541