The collection can be sorted by the popular name of the law, by the date of its enactment, or by descriptive category of naming convention. The categories are our attempt to bring some degree of order to the chaos.
Database of Federal Statute Names
Database of Federal Statute Popular Names
|Title||Type||Popular Name||Short Title||Named For?||Classification||PL||Statute At Large||Date(s) Enacted||Interesting Part Statutized?||Leads to other named Legislation||Link/Source||Notes|
|Ball Act||Sponsor||Ball Act||NO short title||Sen. Lewis Heisler Ball, (R-DE)||ch 80, title II, 41 Stat 298||X||(Rents in the District of Columbia)|
|McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2001||Sponsor||McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2001||"McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2001"||Rep. Stewart McKinney, (R-CT); Rep. Bruce Vento, (D-Farmer-Labour-MN)||42 USC 11301 (note)||107-110, title X, part C (section 1031)||115 Stat 1989||Y||short title|
|Myers Patent Act||Sponsor||Myers Patent Act||NO short title||Rep. Francis John Myers (D-PA)||ch 452, 53 Stat 1213||X||nothing in statute|
|Esch Act (Hours of Service on Railroads) (see Hours of Service Act (Railroads))||Sponsor||Esch Act (Hours of Service on Railroads) (see Hours of Service Act (Railroads))||NO short title||Rep. John Jacob Esch, (R-WI)||45 USC 61||ch 2939, 34 Stat 1415||N||name not statutized|
|Federal Tea Tasters Repeal Act of 1996||Description||Federal Tea Tasters Repeal Act of 1996||"Federal Tea Tasters Repeal Act of 1996"||The law this bill repealed required that all tea imported had to be tested for quality, not just safety.||21 USC 41||104-128||110 Stat 1198||Y||repealing the Tea Importation Act|
|No entry||Description||No entry||"Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1937"||Ch. 223, 49 Stat 1214|
|Plain Writing Act of 2010||Political Description||Plain Writing Act of 2010||"Plain Writing Act of 2010"||5 USC 301||111-274||124 Stat 2861||Y||short title at beginning of statute -- promoting use of clear language in government communications|
|SARA||Abbreviation||SARA||"Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986"||42 USC 9601||99-499||100 Stat 1613||N||"SARA" statutized by reference in 113 Stat 1047 (1999)|
|Glass-Steagall Act, 1933 (see Banking Act of 1933)||Sponsor||Glass-Steagall Act, 1933 (see Banking Act of 1933)||"Banking Act of 1933"||Sen. Carter Glass (D-VA) and Rep. Henry B. Steagall (D-AL)||12 USC 227||ch 89, 48 Stat 162||Y||short title at beginning; Statutized by 94 Stat 188, but note in code (at at 12 USC 93a) indicates that the Glass-Steagall Act referred to in text is "probably" the 1933 act not the 1932 act|
|Army Specialist Joseph P. Micks Federal Flag Code Amendment Act of 2007||Honor||Army Specialist Joseph P. Micks Federal Flag Code Amendment Act of 2007||"Army Specialist Joseph P. Micks Federal Flag Code Amendment Act of 2007"||Army Specialist Joseph P. Micks was a 22 years old when he was killed by an IED in Ar Ramadi, Iraq on July 8, 2006. He had been assigned to the 54th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade out of Bamberg.||4 USC 1||110-41||121 Stat 233||Y||
H. Rept. 110-139.
|Introduced by Rep. Bart Stupak; Micks was his constituent. Amends the law to allow the governor (or mayor of DC) to fly the U.S. flag at half-staff in the case of the death of active duty service members and officials, and requires flags at federal buildings within the jurisdiction to be flown at half-staff as well.|