Otto Amen Papers 1973-1983
Cage 640

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Otto Amen
Title
Otto Amen Papers
ID
Cage 640
Date [inclusive]
1973-1983
Extent
8.0 containers.
General Physical Description note
9 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Includes subject files, constituent correspondence, and various reports and enclosures.

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Biographical/Historical note

Mr. Otto Amen served as Washington State Representative from the 9th District for eight terms from 1967 to 1983. He was the Speaker Pro Tempore and a member of the committees of Agriculture, Rules, and Appropriations--General Government, as well as the Special Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government. He was the chairman of the Special Committee of Legislative Budget. He was educated at Washington State University in pharmacy, and then became a farmer by occupation. He was a resident of Ritzville, Washington, and actively involved in community activities. He was an active member of the Grange, the Farm Bureau, the Chamber of Commerce, and Washington Wheat Growers Association.

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Arrangement note

The legislative papers of Otto Amen at the Libraries of Washington State University in 1985 consist of subject files, constituent correspondence, and various reports and enclosures. The majority of the documents are from Amen's final two terms in the Legislature, during the years 1979 - 1983. The papers are filed in the original order in which they were received. The papers are divided into three series according to time periods: 1. before 1979 (folders 1-80); 2. 1979 to 1981 (folders 81-196); 3. 1981 to 1983 (folders 197-360). Each of the series is further divided according to the topics. Papers before 1979 are divided into three subseries: Miscellaneous; Appropriations, and House Bills. Papers from 1979 to 1981 are divided into four subseries: Correspondence (arranged according to places of the correspondents first and then according to topics discussed); Bills sponsored by Otto Amen; Miscellaneous; Appropriation. Papers from 1981 to 1983 are divided in three subseries: Correspondence; Bills sponsored and Miscellaneous.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1996

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Papers of Otto Amen of Ritzville, Washington, former Member of the Washington State Legislature, were donated to the Washington State University Libraries in 1985 by Mr. Amen (Accession no. MS85-41).

Processing Information note

The papers were processed in summer 1996 by Baodi Zhou.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington (State). Legislature. House of Representatives --History--Archival resources

Geographic Name(s)

  • Washington (State), Eastern--Politics and government -- 20th century--Archives

Occupation(s)

  • Legislators -- Washington (State)--Archives

Personal Name(s)

  • Amen, Otto. --Archives

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture and politics--Washington (State)--20th century--Archives
  • Government and Politics
  • Law -- Interpretation and construction--Washington (State)--Archives
  • Legislation -- Washington (State)--20th century--Archives
  • Statutes -- Washington (State)--Archives
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

 1 Legislative Files 1973-1979 

 1.1 Subject Files 

Box Folder

Agriculture 1977-1978 

1 1

Agriculture Appropriations 1977-1979 

1 2

Agricultural Committee 1977-1978 

1 3

Agriculture - Commissioned Merchants 1975-1977 

1 4

Agriculture - SHB 1219 (corporate agriculture) 1977 

1 5

Agriculture - Hazardous Substances Act 1977 

1 6

Agriculture - Irrigation Legislation 1967-1977 

1 7

Alcoholism 

1 8

Anti-Corporate Farming Information 1974-1977 

1 9

Corporate Framing Legislation 1973-1977 

1 10

Death with Dignity Information 1975-1976 

1 11

Drought of 1977 

1 12

Education Initiative #53, B.A.S.I.C. 1976 

1 13

Elected Officials 1976-1977 

1 14

Evergreen State College, Leaves 1972-1977 

1 15

Facilities Committee (House) 1976 

1 16

Fertilizer Lien Law 1976 

1 17

Illegal Aliens, HB96 1977 

1 18

Income Tax Legislation (1) 1973-1975 

1 19

Income Tax Legislation (2) 1977 

1 20

Inheritance Tax 1976 

1 21

Initiative 59, Agriculture 1976-1977 

1 22

Initiative 59- Alternatives 1977 

1 23

Interagency for Outdoor Recreation 1976 

1 24

Labor and Employment Securities 1976-1979 

1 25

Labor Relations 1975-1977 

1 26

Long Term Drought, Subcommittee on 1977 

1 27

Market Promotion, Subcommittee on 1977-1978 

1 28

Medicine, Drugs, Abortion 1974-1977 

1 29

Mental Health, Whitman County Administrative Board 1977 

1 30

Miscellaneous (correspondence) 1977 

1 31

Natural Resources, Pollution 1966, 1973 

1 32

Newspaper Clippings 1977 

1 33

OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act) and WISHA (Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act) 1974-1974 

1 34

Page Application and Letters 1969-1977 

1 35

Pensions 1976 

1 36

Personnel 1976-1977 

1 37

Port Districts 1977 

1 38

Public Utility Districts 1966-1970 

1 39

Pullman By-pass 1975 

1 40

Roll Call Transcripts 1977 

1 41

Salary Survey 1976, 1978 

1 42

Sales Tax Information 1977 

1 43

Shoreline Legislation 1971-1974 

1 44

State Salaries 1976-1976 

1 45

Sunset Committee 1977 

1 46

Washington Warehouse Act, HB 1131 (Rep. Clayton) 1977 

1 47

Water Pollution Control, Agriculture 1975-1976 

1 48

Water resource Act, HB 1447 & SB 3081 1975-1976 

1 49

Welfare-Social & Health service 1976-1977 

1 50

 1.2 Appropriations 

Box Folder

Appropriation 1975-1978 

1 51
Box Folder

Budget 1977-1979 

1 52

Budget and Accounting Act 1977 

2 53

Education, K-12, (questionnaire) 1976-1977 

2 54

Employment Relations 1977 

2 55

Revenue 1973-1979 

2 56

State Agencies, Miscellaneous 1976-1979 

2 57

Budget - Evans Proposal 1977-1979 

2 58

Department, Social and Health Services 1971-1977 

2 59

Education,, Budget 1977-1979 

2 60

Higher Education - Budget 1977 

2 61

Supplemental Budget 1975-1977 

2 62

University of Washington - appropriation 1977 

2 63

Washington State University - Agricultural Research Center - Budget Needs 1975 

2 64

Washington State University - appropriation 1972-1977 

2 65

Washington State University, Budget 1977-1979 

2 66

 1.3 House Bills 

Box Folder

HB 129 - Fiscal Impact of Legislation 1977 

2 67

HB 136 - Agriculture Repeals 1976-1977 

2 68

HB 137 - Traffic Safety 1977 

2 69

HB 139, 141, 144 1977 

2 70

HB 231 - Reports, Agencies & Officials 1977 

2 71

HB 233 - Reports, Control Bill 

2 72

HB 281 - Educational Service Districts 1976-1977 

2 73

HB 406 - Minor Political Parties 1976-1977 

2 74

HB 602 - Salary Surveys 1976-1977 

2 75

HB 603 - Merit System Administration 1977 

2 76

HB 678 - Livestock Theft 1977 

2 77

HB 844 - County Library Districts 1976-1977 

2 78

HB 936 1977 

2 79

House Joint Memorial 9 - Livestock Insurance Corp 1977 

2 80

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 2 Legislative files 1979-1981 

 2.1 Correspondence 

Box Folder

Hatton and Cunningham, Adam County 1979-1980 

2 81

Lind, Adams County 1979-1980 

2 82

Benge, Adams County 1979 

2 83

Othello, Adams County 1978-1980 

2 84

Ritzville, Adams County (1) 1979-1980 

2 85

Ritzville, Adams County (2) 1979-1980 

2 86

Washtucna, Adams County 1978-1980 

2 87

Asotin & Anatone, Asotin County 1979-1980 

2 88

Clarkston, Asotin County 1979-1980 

2 89

Dayton, Columbia County 1979-1980 

2 90

Pomeroy, Garfield County 1979-1980 

2 91

Warden, Grant County 1977, 1979-1980 

2 92

Colfax, Whitman County 1978-1980 

2 93

Endicott & Winona, Whitman County 1979-1980 

3 94

Lacrosse, Whitman County 1979-1980 

3 95

Lamont, Whitman County 1979-1980 

3 96

Palouse, Whitman County 1979-1980 

3 97

Pullman, Whitman County (1) 1979-1980 

3 98

Pullman, Whitman County (2) 1979-1980 

3 99

Pullman, Whitman county (3) 1979-1980 

3 100

St. John, Whitman County 1979-1980 

3 101

Miscellaneous, Whitman County 1978-1980 

3 102

Miscellaneous Letters, (MTST) 1979 

3 103

Out of District 1979-1980 

3 104

 2.2 House Bills Sponsored 

Box Folder

HB 351 - Ag. Commodity Wheat Assessment 1979 

3 105

HB 959 - Minor Public Office, Disclosure 1979 

3 106

HB 1205 - Snake River Legislation 1979-1980 

3 107

HB 1205 - Snake River, Scenic River 1973, 1979 

3 108

HB 1444 - Low Income Utility Fees 1980 

3 109

HB 1596 - City Programs, Agriculture, Lands 1979-1980 

3 110

HB 1784 - Bond Pay, Irrigation district 1980 

3 111

HB 

3 112

 2.3 Subject files 

Box Folder

Agriculture and Blood Bank 1979-1980 

3 113

Agriculture 

Box Folder

Agricultural Compact 1979 

3 114

Allen Land Ownership 1978-1979 

3 115

Commercial Feed Act 1978 

3 116

Crop Lien, HB 45 1979 

3 117

Gasohol Information 1976, 1978 

3 118

Irrigation advisory Committee 1979 

3 119

Marketing, HB 46 1979 

3 120

Miscellaneous Information 1975-1977 

3 121

Omnibus Bill 1978 

3 122

Pesticide Application Act 1978 

3 123

Pesticide Control Act 1978-1979 

3 124

Proposed Legislation 1979 

3 125

Wheat Growers, Washington association 1979 

3 126
Box Folder

Association of Washington Business 1980 

3 127

Attorney General 1980 

3 128

Children and Families, Legislation Affecting 1979-1980 

3 129

Correctional Institutions 1979-1980 

3 130

Day Care Expenditure 1980 

3 131

Energy 1973-1980 

3 132

Full Time Equivalent Staff in State Government 1980 

4 133

GOPinion Pull 1979 

4 134

GOPinion Pull 1980 

4 135

Handicapped Legislation 1980 

4 136

Housing Finance Commission, State, HB 20 1979 

4 137

Human Resource - General Information 1977-1980 

4 138

Inheritance Tax Information 1979 

4 139

Insurance and Compensation, Industrial Insurance, Workmen's 

4 140

Compensation 1971-1977 

4 140

Insurance and Compensation, Unemployment Compensation 1972-1977 

4 141

Insurance and Compensation 1977-1979 

4 142

Interagency Committee for Outdoor Recreation 1979 

4 143

Judiciary 1965, 1980 

4 144

Juvenile and Families in Conflict, ESSB 1768 1979 

4 145

Library, Ninth District 1981 

4 146

Local Projects 1968, 1975-1979 

4 147

"Outlook" 1979 

4 148

"Outlook" 1980 

4 149

Pages 1977-1980 

4 150

Pension Information 1980 

4 151

Pension Reform Information 1978-1980 

4 152

Prime Sponsored Legislation 1979 

4 153

Products Liability Information 1979 

4 154

Proposed Legislation 1979-1980 

4 155

Retirement Pension 1979-1980 

4 156

Roll Call Transcripts 1979 

4 157

Roll Call Transcripts 1980 

4 158

School Legislation - Pending File (Answers from School Administration 1979 

4 159

Schools 1980 

4 160

Senior Citizen Legislation 1979-1980 

4 161

Social and Health Services, Department of 1979-1981 

4 162

Special Mailings 1978-1980 

4 163

Special Reports - Communications 1979 

4 164

Special Reports, Republican Caucus 1979-1980 

4 165

State Patrol 1980 

4 166

Stationary (Ordering and Samples) 1977-1980 

4 167

Tax Information 1976, 1977, 1979 

4 168

Washington Education association - 1980 Voting Record 

4 169

Washington State Crop Improvement Association 1979-1980 

4 170

 2.4 Appropriations 

Appropriations 

Box Folder

Adult and Corrections 1978-1981 

4 171

Budget 1979 

4 172

Budget, Miscellaneous Information 1975-1977, 1978-1979 

5 173

Capital Budget 1979 

5 174

Committee Membership, 

5 175

Compensations 1979 

5 176

Education, K-12 1979-1981 

5 177

General Government 1979-1981 

5 178

Government, Counties 1975-1977 

5 179

Government, State 1975-1979 

5 180

Higher Education 1968, 1975, 1977, 1979-1981 

5 181

Human Resources 1978-1981 

5 182

Human Services, Mental Health only 1976-1979 

5 183

Legislation to be Considered 1979 

5 184

Operating Budget, Information 1977-1979 

5 185

Parks and Game 1977-1979, 1979-1981 

5 186

Revenue 1979 

5 187

Revenue 1980 

5 188

Supplemental Budget 1979 

5 189

Washington State University, Budget 1979 

5 190
Box Folder

Attorney General 1981 

5 191

Education - Legislation 1978-1979 

5 192

Local Government - Program element 1979 

5 193

Nursing Homes Legislation 1978-1979 

5 194

Public Health 1975, 1979, 1981 

5 195

Research 1980 

5 196

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 3 Legislative files 1981-1983 

 3.1 Representative Otto Amen - personal 1982 

Box Folder

Personal 1982 

6 197

 3.2 District Correspondence 1981 

Box Folder

Benge, Adams County 1981 

6 198

Lind, Adams County 1981 

6 199

Lidka Sykora, Othello 1981 

6 200

Othello, Adams County 1981 

6 201

Ritzville, Adams County 1981 

6 202

Washtucna, Adams County 1981 

6 203

Asotin & Anatone, Asotin county 1981 

6 204

Clarkston, Asotin County (1) 1981 

6 205

Clarkston, Asotin County (2) 1981 

6 206

Dayton, Columbia County 1981 

6 207

Connell, Franklin County 1981 

6 208

Pasco, Franklin County 1981 

6 209

Pomeroy, Garfield County 1981 

6 210

Warden, Grant County 1981 

6 211

Albion, Whitman County 1981 

6 212

Colfax, Whitman County 1981 

6 213

Colton, Uniontown, Whitman County 1981 

6 214

Endicott, Whitman County 1981 

6 215

Hay, Whitman County 1981 

6 216

Lacrosse, Whitman County 1981 

6 217

Palouse, Whitman County 1981 

6 218

St. John, Whitman County 1981 

6 219

Pullman, Whitman County (1) 1981 

6 220

Pullman, Whitman County (2) 1981 

6 221

Pullman, Whitman County (3) 1981 

6 222

Pullman, Whitman County (4) 1981 

6 223

Out of District (1) 1981 

6 224

Out of District (2) 1981 

6 225

 3.3 Subject files 1981 

Box Folder

Abortion 1981 

6 226

Application for Appointments 1980 

6 227

Association of Washington Business 1981 

6 228

Big Bend Community College, Moses Lake 1981 

6 229

Columbia Basin College, Pasco 1981 

6 230

Department of Social and Health Services 1978-1981 

6 231

Fiscal Crisis - Correspondence regarding Suggestions and Comments 1981 

6 232

Governor John Spellman, Olympia 1981 

6 233

Hells Canyon National Recreation Area 1981 

6 234

Higher Education - Correspondence re 10% Budget Cut 1981 

7 235

Higher Education - Correspondence re Graduate Student Tuition Increase 1981 

7 236

Higher Education, Faculty salary 1981 

7 237

Legislative Hotline Calls - Summary 1981 

7 238

Legislative Liaison Contact List - State Agencies 1981 

7 239

Levy Lid 1981 

7 240

Pages 1980-1981 

7 241

Pages 1981-1982 

7 242

Parent Co-op School Program 1981 

7 243

Press 1981-1982 

7 244

School Budget 1981 

7 245

Schools - Classified Employees 1982 

7 246

Senior Citizens 1981 

7 247

Speech Material 1982 

7 248

State Treasurer - Robert V. Graham 1981 

7 249

Tax Reform - Correspondence Opposing 1981 

7 250

Tax Reform - Correspondence Supporting 1981 

7 251

Transportation Request 1981 

7 252

Tuition Increase and/or Waiving of Tuition and Fees for Athletics - SB 3237 1981 

7 253

Usury - 12% Ceiling on Interest Rates 1981 

7 254

Welfare 1975-1981 

7 255

WPPSS (Washington Public Power Supply System) 1982 

7 256

 3.4 Correspondence 1982 

Box Folder

Adams County 1981-1982 

7 257

Benge, Adams County 1982 

7 258

Cunningham, Adams County 1982 

7 259

Lind, Adams County 1982 

7 260

Othello, Adams County 1982 

7 261

Othello Chamber of Commerce, Adams County 1981-1982 

7 262

Ritzville, Adams County 1982 

7 263

Washtucna, Adams County 1982 

7 264

Asotin, Asotin County 1982 

7 265

Clarkston, Asotin County 1982 

7 266

Dayton, Columbia County 1982 

7 267

Connell, Franklin County 1982 

7 268

Pasco, Franklin County 1982 

7 269

Pomeroy, Garfield County 1982 

7 270

Warden, Grant County 1982 

7 271

Albion, Whitman County 1982 

7 272

Colfax, Whitman County 1982 

7 273

Colton, Whitman County 1982 

7 274

Endicott, Whitman County 1982 

7 275

Garfield, Whitman County 1982 

7 276

Lacrosse, Whitman County 1982 

7 277

Lamont, Whitman County 1982 

7 278

Palouse, Whitman County 1982 

7 279

Pullman, Whitman County (1) 1982 

7 280

Pullman, Whitman county (2) 1982 

7 281

St. John, Whitman County 1982 

7 282

Bailie Memorial Boys Ranch - Basin City 1982 

7 283

Out of District 1982 

7 284

 3.5 Subject files 1982 

Box Folder

Airplane Tax 1981-1982 

7 285

Attorney Gnarl 1982 

7 286

Big Bend Community College, Moses Lake 1982 

7 287

Blood Bank Legislation & Correspondence (House Bill 872 & Senate Bill 4583) 1980-1982 

7 288

Blood Banks Regulated, HB 1826 (1976-81) 

7 289

Eastern Washington University, Cheney (1981-82) 

7 290

Education Forum 1982 

7 291

Education, Letters in Opposition to ESB 2343. Making miscellaneous changes in law re Education 1981-1982 

7 292

Governor's Office - Staff and their Responsibilities 1981 

7 293

House Roster, 47th Legislature 1981 

7 294

Insurance Commissioner 1982 

8 295

Milwaukee Road Right-of-way 1981-1982 

8 296

North Columbia Toll Bridge Association 1979-1982 

8 297

 3.6 House Bills Sponsored 

Box Folder

Bills Sponsored 1981 

8 298

HB 31 (Workers' Compensation) 1981 

8 299

HB 40 (Public Disclosure / Local Government) 1981 

8 300

HB 198 (Irrigation Districts Contracts) 1981 

8 301

HB 260 (Agriculture Committees Assessments) 1981 

8 302

HB 265 (Ships, Vessels Property Tax) 1981 

8 303

HPM 274 (Voter Requirements, Cooperative Districts) 1981 

8 304

HB 300 (Leasing State Land) 1981 

8 305

HB 333 (Wheat Commission Vacancies) 1981 

8 306

HB 370 (Road District Excess Levies) 1979-1981 

8 307

HB 394 (Law Enforcement, Service Districts) 1981 

8 308

HB 408 (SEPA Actions, Bonds) 1981 

8 309

HB 449 (Water Resource Supervisor) 1981 

8 310

HB 456 (Agriculture, Committees Storage) 1981 

8 311

HB 461 (Education Reciprocity with Idaho) 1981 

8 312

HB 471 (Foreclosure Sales, Minimum Bid) 1981 

8 313

HB 514 (Crime Victims County Program) 1981 

8 314

HB 529 (Higher Education Construction Bid Amounts) 1981 

8 315

HB 542 (Voter Requirements, Cooperative Districts) 1981 

8 316

HB 612 (County Indicated Ratios) 1981 

8 317

HB 631 (Race Track Fees) 1981 

8 318

HB 666 (Resource Lands, management, use) 1981 

8 319

HB 774 (Jail space requirements) 1981 

8 320

HB 798 (Transient accommodations) 1981 

8 321

HB 803 (Sick leave buy-back abolished) 1981 

8 322

HB 804 (Milwaukee railroad, right-of-way) 1981 

8 323

HB 849 (Education, Miscellaneous changes) 1982 

8 324

HB 872 (Regulating blood bank) 1981-1982 

8 325

HB 922 (Reduce prison overcrowding) 1981-1982 

8 326

HB 923 (Voluntary action center) 1982 

8 327

HB 937 (Assessing insurers) 1982 

8 328

HB 1003 (Voting by mail) 1982 

8 329

HB 1021 (Milwaukee Railroad / adjacent land) 1982 

8 330

HB 1078 (WSU wastewater treatment plant) 1982 

8 331

HB 1097 (Employment security, job service funding) 1982 

8 332

HB 1129 (Superintendent of Public instruction redefined state education board) 1982 

8 333

HB 1167 (Federal aid medical care program) 1982 

8 334

HB 3356 (Remodeling jails / criteria) 1982 

8 335

HJM 3 (Election returns reporting) 1981 

8 336

HJM 17 (President's economic plan) 1981 

8 337

HJM 20 (Acquire tribal claims) 1982 

8 338

HJR 14 (Redistricting commission) 1982 

8 339

HJR 16 (Superintendent of public instruction appointive / state education board) 1982 

8 340

Bills passed during the special session 1981-1982 

8 341

 3.7 Miscellaneous 

Box Folder

Budget 1978-1981 and 1981-1983 

8 342

Budget - capital 1981 

8 343

Budget - supplemental 1980-1981 

8 344

Budget - supplemental (Mt. St. Helen's) 1981 

8 345

Budget - supplemental (November - December 1981) 

8 346

Budget Message - Governor John Spellman (1979-1981 & 1981-1983 Biennial Budgets) 

8 347

Committee Assignments 1981 

8 348

Government cost information 1981 

8 349

Insurance 1981-1982 

8 350

Intern programs 1981 

8 351

Legislative Budget Committee 1981-1982 

8 352

Letters of Recommendation for Appointments 1981-1982 

8 353

Pacific Northwest Bell Rate Insurance 1981 

8 354

Pensions 1981 

8 355

Planning & Management Committee, 1080-82 

8 356

Projects, Districts, Proposed-pending 1976-1981 

8 357

Schools 1980-1981 

8 358

Transportation 1977-1982 

8 359

Washington Cities by Legislative Districts and Zip Codes 1982 

8 360

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