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|
|Nelson Act (Chippewa Indians of Minnesota)||Sponsor||Nelson Act (Chippewa Indians of Minnesota)||NO short title||Rep. Knute Nelson (R-MN)||ch 24, 25 Stat 642||X||
http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=N000040; see also http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/00578.xml
|nothing in statute|
|Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act of||Sponsor||Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act of||NO short title||Sen. Key Pittman (D-NV) and Rep. Absalom Robert (D-VA)||16 USC 669 (note)||ch 899, 50 Stat 917||Y||
Pittman - http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=P000372; Robertson - http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=R000317
|statutized as "Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act" by S. 101(b) of 114 Stat 1762|
|McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act (see Service Contract Act of 1965)||Sponsor||McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act (see Service Contract Act of 1965)||"Service Contract Act of 1965"||Sen. Patrick Vincent McNamara (D-MI); Rep. James G. O'Hara (D-MI)||89-286||79 Stat 1034||N||
http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=M000582; http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=O000055 (see also Dantran, Inc. v. U.S. Dept. of Labor, 246 F.3d 36 (1st Cir. 2001) n. 9.
|short title at beginning - "Service Contract Act of 1965"|
|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"|
|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)|
|Logan Act (Foreign Relations)||Sponsor||Logan Act (Foreign Relations)||NO short title||Dr. George Logan, a prominent Republican and Quaker from Pennsylvania||ch. 1, 1 Stat 613||X||nothing in statute|