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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|
|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.|
|Carlisle Act (Spirits Regauging)||Sponsor||Carlisle Act (Spirits Regauging)||NO short title||Former Sen., then Treasury Secretary John Carlise||ch. 349, Section 50, 28 Stat 564||X|
|Harrison Naval Stores Act (see Naval Stores Act)||Sponsor||Harrison Naval Stores Act (see Naval Stores Act)||"The Naval Stores Act"||Sen. Bryon (Pat) Harrison (D-MS)||7 USC 91||ch 217, 42 Stat 1435||N||name not statutized; short title at beginning|
|Robertson-Pittman Wildlife Restoration Act (see Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act)||Sponsor||Robertson-Pittman Wildlife Restoration Act (see Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act)||NO short title||Sen. Key Pittman (D-NV) and Rep. Absalom Robert (D-VA)||16 USC 669||ch 899, 50 Stat 917||Y||statutized as "Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act" by S. 101(b) of 114 Stat 1762|
|George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Act||Location||George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Act||NO short title||Revolutionary War Col. George Rogers Clark (Indiana)||16 USC 291||89-517||80 Stat 325||Y||no short title, but statutory title explains that the act is accepting a statue of George Rogers Clark fore the creation of a National Historical Park|
|Hatfield-Keller Railroad Retirement Act (see Railroad Retirement Act)||Sponsor||Hatfield-Keller Railroad Retirement Act (see Railroad Retirement Act)||"Railroad Retirement Act"||Sen. Henry Drury Hatfield, 1929-35, (R-W.VA); Rep. Kent Ellsworth Keller, (D-IL)||45 USC 201||ch 868, 48 Stat 1283||N||name not statutized; short title listed in definitions - Section 2(m) - "Railroad Retirement Act"; declared unconstitution by SCOTUS|
|Tydings Amendment||Sponsor||Tydings Amendment||NO short title||Sen. Millard Tydings (D-MD)||ch 638, 56 Stat 1018||X||nothing in statute; selective service|
|Saulsbury Resolution (District of Columbia Rents)||Sponsor||Saulsbury Resolution (District of Columbia Rents)||NO short title||Sen. Willard Saulsbury, Jr., (D-DE)||ch 90, 40 Stat 593||X||nothing in statute|
|HELP Commission Act||Acrostic||HELP Commission Act||"HELP Commission Act"||22 USC 2394b(a)||108-199, div B, title VI, Section 637||118 Stat 101||Y||short title at beginning of section; HELP Commission stands for "Helping to Enhance the Livelihood of People (HELP) Around the Globe Commission"|
|Pendleton Act (Civil Service) (see Civil Service Act)||Sponsor||Pendleton Act (Civil Service) (see Civil Service Act)||NO short title||Sen. George Pendleton (D- OH)||ch 27, 22 Stat 403||X||nothing in statute|