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|
|Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009||Honor||Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009||"Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009"||Lilly Ledbetter was a manager at a Goodyear plant in Alabama who sued the company for sex discrimination in pay practices. When she lost her case before the Supreme Court, the Congress changed the law to increase the time workers have to sue their employers for pay discrimination.||42 USC 2000a (note)||111-2||123 Stat 5||Y||short title|
|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)|
|Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act||Honor||Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act||"Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act"||James Brady, Ronald Reagan's press secretary who was shot by Hinkley in the course of his assassination attempt.||18 USC 921||103-159 (Title I)||107 Stat 1536||Y||name in short title; also Title I listed as "Brady Handgun Control"|
|James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge Expansion Act of 2005||Institution||James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge Expansion Act of 2005||"James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge Expansion Act of 2005"||James Campbell was an Irish industrialist who spent much of his life in Hawai'i. His estate leases the land for the refuge.||16 USC 668dd||109-225||120 Stat 378||Y||title and short title;|
|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|
|Guayule Rubber Act||Description||Guayule Rubber Act||NO short title||7 USC 171||ch. 140, 56 Stat 126||N||guayule is a thing; name not statutized|
|Homeownership and Opportunity Through HOPE Act||Abrreviation||Homeownership and Opportunity Through HOPE Act||"Homeownership and Opportunity Through HOPE Act"||42 USC 1437aaa||101-625, title IV||104 Stat 4148||Y||short title at beginning of title IV; HOPE is capitalized but does not seem to be an acronym|
|Federal Farm Mortgage Corporation Act||Description||Federal Farm Mortgage Corporation Act||"Federal Farm Mortgage Corporation Act"||Ch. 7, 48 Stat 344|
|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||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"|