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|
|Thomas Alva Edison Commemorative Coin Act||Award||Thomas Alva Edison Commemorative Coin Act||"Thomas Alva Edison Commemorative Coin Act "||Inventor and New Jerseyian Thomas A. Edison, in aticipation of the 125th anniversary of his invention of the light bulb.||31 USC 5112 (note)||105-331||112 Stat 3073||Y||
Findings in text of legislation.
|short title and long title|
|Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act of 2007 (aka K.T. Safety Act of 2007)||Victim||Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act of 2007 (aka K.T. Safety Act of 2007)||"Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act of 2007" or "K.T. Safety Act of 2007"||Named for Cameron Gulbransen, 2-yr-old who was killed when his father backed over him in the driveway.||49 USC 30111||110-189||122 Stat 639||Y||
|written as title; short title has both Gulbransen and "K.T. Safety Act of 2007"|
|Federal Home Loan Bank Act||Description||Federal Home Loan Bank Act||"Federal Home Loan Bank Act"||12 USC 1421||Ch. 522, 47 Stat 725|
|Railroad Retirement Act||Description||Railroad Retirement Act||"Railroad Retirement Act"||Ch. 868, 48 Stat 1283|
|Van Nuys Anti-Trust Act||Sponsor||Van Nuys Anti-Trust Act||NO short title||Sen. Frederick Van Nuys, (D-IN)||15 USC 16 (note)||ch 589, 56 Stat 781||N||
|Mickey Leland Memorial Domestic Hunger Relief Act||Honor||Mickey Leland Memorial Domestic Hunger Relief Act||"Mickey Leland Memorial Domestic Hunger Relief Act"||Rep. George Thomas (Mickey) Leland (TX), was Chairman of the Select Committee on Hunger. Killed in an aircraft crash in Ehtiopia while en route to a UN refugee camp.||7 uSC 1691 (note)||101-624, title XVII||104 Stat 3783||Y||
|short title at 1701|
|Laci and Conner's Law (aka the Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004)||Victim||Laci and Conner's Law (aka the Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004)||"Laci and Conner's Law" or "Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004"||Laci Peterson was 8 months pregnant when she was killed in late 2002. Conner was the name she and her husband had given to the son they expected to be born in February, 2003.||18 USC 1841 (note)||108-212||118 Stat 568||Y||
H.Rpt.108-420, Part I, Feb. 11, 2004.
|short title (both names)|
|Clarke-McNary Act (Reforestration)||Sponsor||Clarke-McNary Act (Reforestration)||NO short title||Rep. John Davenport Clarke, (R-NY); Sen. Charles Linza McNary, (R-OR)||ch. 348, 43 Stat 653||X||
|nothing in statute|
|Overman Act||Sponsor||Overman Act||NO short title||Sen. Lee Slater Overman, (D-N.C)||ch 78, 40 Stat 556||X||
|nothing in statute; authorizing the President to reorganize the executive branch|
|Gillespie-Tillman Resolution; Tillman-Gillespie Resolution (Transportation of Coal and Oil)||Sponsor||Gillespie-Tillman Resolution; Tillman-Gillespie Resolution (Transportation of Coal and Oil)||NO short title||Sen. Benjamin Tillman (D-SC) and Rep. Oscar Gillespie (D-TX), sponsors||No. 8, 34 Stat 823||X||
http://books.google.com/books?id=fx0pAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA198&lpg=PA198...... see also - http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=FB0E13F73B5A12738DDDAA099... http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=T000274; http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=G000198
|Contemporary industry publication (Freight, The Shippers Forum, Volumes V and VI, p 198, available through Google books) refers to resolution as Tillman-Gillespie|