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|
|Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act||Victim||Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act||NO short title; section titleg is "Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics"||Jeanne Cleary was a 19-year-old freshman at Lehigh University who was raped and murdered in her residence hall in 1986.||20 USC 1092(f)(18)||89-329, title IV, section 485(f)/101-542, title II, section 204(a)||104 Stat 2385||N||no short title, section title is "Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics" (no mention of name); "jeanne cleary" not statutized|
|McCarran-Lea Civil Aeronautics Authority Act (see Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938)||Sponsor||McCarran-Lea Civil Aeronautics Authority Act (see Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938)||"Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938"||McCarran was Sen sponsor, Lea was House sponsor - http://www.enotes.com/major-acts-congress/civil-aeronautics-act; Sen. Patrick Anthony McCarran, (D-NV); Rep. Clarence Frederick Lea, (D-CA).||ch 601, 52 Stat 973||N||short title at beginning - "Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938"|
|Wright Brothers Day Act||Honor||Wright Brothers Day Act||NO short title||88-209||77 Stat 402||N||long title; designating day as Wright Bros Day|
|Hillory J. Farias and Samantha Reid Date-Rape Drug Prohibition Act of 2000||Victim||Hillory J. Farias and Samantha Reid Date-Rape Drug Prohibition Act of 2000||"Hillory J. Farias and Samantha Reid Date-Rape Drug Prohibition Act of 2000"||Farias - 17-year-old Texas girl who died in 1996 after GHB had been slipped into her soda. Reid - 15-year-old girl who died in 1999 after GHB was slipped into her soda.||21 USC 801 (note)||106-172||114 Stat 7||Y||
Farias - CR H9866, Oct. 12, 1999, Statement of Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee; Reid - CR S14872, Nov. 19, 1999, Statement of Sen. Spencer Abraham.
|short title; guessing victims|
|Glass R.F.C. Recovery Loan Act (see Reconstruction Finance Corporation Act)||Sponsor||Glass R.F.C. Recovery Loan Act (see Reconstruction Finance Corporation Act)||"Reconstruction Finance Corporation Act"||Sen. Carter Glass, (D-VA)||15 USC 601||ch 8, 47 Stat 5||N||"Glass" not statutized; short title at beginning|
|Motor Carrier Act, 1935||Description||Motor Carrier Act, 1935||"Motor Carrier Act, 1935"||Ch. 498, 49 Stat 543|
|Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation Act||Honor||Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation Act||"Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental and Native American Public Policy Act of 1992"||Rep. Morris K. Udall (AZ) and his brother Rep. Stewart L. Udall (AZ)||20 USC 5601 (note)||102-259||106 Stat 78||Y||Establishing scholarship foundation honoring Morris Udall; Stewart Udall added in 2009.|
|Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 Amendments Act of 2008||Abbreviation||Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 Amendments Act of 2008||"Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 Amendments Act of 2008" or the "FISA Amendments Act of 2008"||50 USC 1801||110-261||122 Stat 2436||N||short title at the beginning of statute; what's interesting here is that "FISA" is not part of the short title of the original bill, but it has clearly come to be known by the acronym|
|Winslow Partial Payment Act (Railroads) (See Partial Payments Act (Railroads))||Sponsor||Winslow Partial Payment Act (Railroads) (See Partial Payments Act (Railroads))||NO short title||Rep. Samuel Ellsworth Winslow, (R-MA)||ch 72, 41 Stat 1145||X||nothing in statute|
|Winslow Act||Sponsor||Winslow Act||NO short title||Rep. Samuel Winslow (R-MA)||ch 285, 42 Stat 1511||X||nothing in statute; enacting clause specifies amending "Trading With the Enemy Act"|