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RG3746.AM:  Wallace (Wally) M. Barnett, Jr., 1931-2016



Papers:  1971-1975

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.:  State Senator (26th District)

Size:  4.5 cu.ft.; 5 boxes



BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE



Wallace (Wally) M. Barnett, Jr., was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1931 to Wallace M. and Rosemarie (Varous) Barnett. He graduated form Lincoln High School and attended the University of Nebraska and various continuing education schools in Iowa, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Nebraska. He served as an officer in the Lincoln Fire Department and was appointed Assistant State Fire Marshall. He was elected to the Nebraska State Legislature in 1970 and again in 1974, serving the 26th District, Lincoln, Nebraska. During his tenure in the State Legislature, Barnett’s main concerns were juvenile justice procedures, women’s rights, improved highway safety efforts, and improved state mental institutions. After his retirement from the legislature, Barnett accepted the position of State Fire Marshall. Wallace M. Barnett, Jr., died in Lincoln on March 18, 2016. He is buried in Lincoln Memorial Park, Lincoln, Nebraska.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of five boxes of manuscript material arranged in three subgroups: (1) Legislative files: 82nd Legislature, 1971-1972; (2) Legislative files: 83rd Legislature, 1973-1974 and (3) Legislative files: 84th Legislature, 1975-1976. The records of the 82nd Legislature include topical files and legislative bill and resolution files. The records of the 83rd Legislature include topical files, legislative bill and resolution files, and general correspondence. The only single series for the 84th Legislature contains correspondence, 1975. This material relates to part of Wallace (Wally) M. Barnett’s tenure in the Nebraska State Legislature, covering the years, 1971-1975.



DESCRIPTION



Subgroup 1: 82nd Legislature, 1971-1972

Series 1 – Topical Files



Box 1

Folder




  1. Abortions

  2. Appointments (Yes)

  3. Appointments (No)

  4. Attorney General’s Opinions

  5. Birth Control Legislation

  6. Budget Committee Rule Change

  7. Line Organization Resulting from Sen. Barnett’s Amendment to Budget Com.

  8. Listing of Candidates for the Primary Election and Delegates

  9. Cigarette Tax Information

  10. The City – County Merger

  11. Crime Commission

  12. Revision of the Criminal Code

  13. Council of State Governments and National Legislative Conference

  14. Education

  15. Twelve Month School Program (45-15) Plan – Education

  16. General Fund Appropriations for Nebraska Colleges

  17. Educational Accountability

  18. Fire Marshal

  19. Film – A Day in the Life of a Fireman

  20. Gun Laws – Statutes and Laws

  21. Hruska and Barnett Pictures

  22. Irrigation Bills – Nebraska State Irrigation Assoc.

  23. L.E.A.A. — Ferrara is the nominee for this

  24. Lincoln Flood Plain Regulation

  25. Lincoln Public Schools & Education Programs

  26. Mental Retardation



Box 2

Folder




  1. Miscellaneous

  2. Motor Vehicle Board & Highway Safety

  3. Lynne Webster – Population Ins.

  4. Population

  5. Department of Roads-Doyle

  6. Rules and Regulations Comm.

  7. S-U-N Project

  8. Guidelines for Student Press – Daily Nebraskan

  9. Welfare

  10. Women Under the Law Subcommittee



Series 2 – Legislative Bills and Resolutions




  1. LB 1196 Mini-bikes (Licensing)

  2. LB 1216 Orange Law – Hunters

  3. LB 1271 Student Fees

  4. LB 1326 Education Accountability Bill

  5. LB 1093 Merit System for Sheriffs

  6. LB 1094 Exempting First Hitch Servicemen

  7. LB 1096 Venereal Disease

  8. LB 1095 Breath Tests for Drivers

  9. LB 1097 Real Estate – Security Dept.

  10. LB 1098 Prohibit Administering Narcotics, Etc.

  11. LB 1129 Redistricting Proposal

  12. LB 1377 State Aid to Education

  13. Bill Testimonies

  14. Resolution #10

  15. LR 56 DeCamp’s Bribe

  16. Resolution 58

  17. Resolution – Railroad Crossing

  18. 1972 Resolutions – City Council Resolutions – Railway Comm.

  19. Future Legislation

  20. 1972 Interim Study Reports

  21. Other Bill Correspondence



Subgroup 2: 83rd Legislature, 1973-1974

Series 1 – Topical Files



Box 3

Folder




  1. Abortion

  2. Committee on Committees

  3. Attorney General Opinions

  4. Banking

  5. Budget

  6. Budget Amendment

  7. Child Labor Laws

  8. City of Lincoln, Nebr.

  9. Committee on Committees

  10. Contraception Law

  11. Criminal Code Provision

  12. D.C. Trip

  13. Doctors File

  14. Drugs

  15. Drunk Driving Penalties

  16. EHA Advisory Committee Members

  17. Equal Rights Amendment

  18. Future Legislation

  19. Fire Related

  20. Gateway Manor

  21. Governor’s Highway Safety Conference

  22. Housing

  23. Information

  24. Lincoln Technical College

  25. Majority Age

  26. Mental Retardation

  27. Miscellaneous

  28. No-Fault

  29. Ombudsman Form Letters

  30. Ombudsman

  31. Ombudsman Return Answers

  32. Pay Plan

  33. Penal Reform

  34. Personal

  35. Pollution

  36. RR Crossing – 56th & X Streets

  37. Railroad Transportation District

  38. Sex Education

  39. State Employees Conditions

  40. State Troopers

  41. State Patrol

  42. Sun Newspaper File

  43. Traffic Fatalities

  44. Traffic Fire Safety

  45. Trailer File

  46. Transportation & Commerce Committee

  47. University of Nebraska

  48. Veterans Affairs

  49. Vocational Rehabilitation

  50. Voter Lists



Series 2 – Legislative Bills and Resolutions



Box 4

Folder




  1. LB 9 Partisan Legislature

  2. LB 45 Rules of the Road Resolution – Resolution 30

  3. LB 45 Rule of the Road

  4. LB 65 Public School

  5. LB 96

  6. LB 67 Anatomical Gifts

  7. LB 100 State Institutions

  8. LB 114

  9. LB 144 Grade Crossing Protection Fund

  10. LB 147 State Patrolman

  11. LB 149 Ag College

  12. LB 162 Court Reporters Salaries

  13. LB 185

  14. LB 194

  15. LB 220 Service Officers

  16. LB 249 Insurance Fireman’s Bill

  17. LB 255

  18. LB 262 Fire Discrimination Act

  19. LB 275

  20. LB 293 Tenant Act

  21. LB 294 Revenue and Taxation

  22. LB 305

  23. LB 437 Financial Responsibility

  24. LB 448 Lincoln CC Election

  25. LB 514 Mandatory Use of Seat Belts

  26. LB 820 No-Fault Divorce

  27. Other Bill Correspondence



Series 3 – General Correspondence




  1. A-Z Correspondence

  2. General Correspondence, 1973



Box 5

Folder




  1. Schoolchildren’s Correspondence, 1974



Subgroup 3: 84th Legislature, 1975-1976

Series 1 – General Correspondence




  1. Correspondence, 1975, Jan.-Mar.

  2. Correspondence, 1975, Apr.-Dec.



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



Barnett, Wallace M., Jr., 1931-2016

Legislation — Nebraska

Nebraska — Politics and government

Nebraska. Legislature, 1971-1976

Politics — Nebraska



 



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