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|
|Brooks Act (Architects and Engineers) (see Brooks Architect-Engineers Act)||Sponsor||Brooks Act (Architects and Engineers) (see Brooks Architect-Engineers Act)||NO short title||Rep. Overton Brooks (D-LA), served on the Committee on Science and Aeronautics.||92-582||86 Stat 1278||Y||Kind of odd. Info in Table is "June 30, 1949, ch. 288, title IX, as added Oct 27, 1972, Pub. L. 92-582, 86 Stat. 1278" No name in statute; amended to add short title "Brooks Architect-Engineers Act" by 108 Stat 3409 in 1994|
|Mickey Leland Childhood Hunger Relief Act||Honor||Mickey Leland Childhood Hunger Relief Act||"Mickey Leland Childhood 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 2011 (note)||103-66, title XIII, ch 3 (section 13901)||107 Stat 672||Y||short title (food stamps)|
|Dylan Lee James Act (aka the Family Opportunity Act of 2005)||Honor/Victim||Dylan Lee James Act (aka the Family Opportunity Act of 2005)||"Family Opportunity Act of 2005" or the "Dylan Lee James Act"||Dylan Lee James of Mesquite, TX (introduced by Rep. Pete Sessions), boy born with Down Syndrome and a severe heart condition who died in 2000.||42 USC 1305 (note)||109-171, Title VI, subtitle A, chapter 6, subtitle A||120 Stat 96||Y||
http://www.petesessions.com/downsyndrome.htm; "Medicaid to expand its coverage," The Daily News, Feb. 9, 2001 at A3 (Galveston) (on file).
|short title: may be cited as either the "Family Opportunity Act of 2005" or the "Dylan Lee James Act"|
|Hastings Amendment||Sponsor||Hastings Amendment||NO short title||Rep. William Wirt Hastings, (D-OK)||ch. 4, 41 Stat 4||X||nothing in statute, but this is one section of a larger statute -- Hastings maybe was sponsor of amendment that became that section?|
|Taylor T.V.A. Act||Sponsor||Taylor T.V.A. Act||NO short title||Rep. Edward Taylor (D-CO)||ch 303, 55 Stat 597||X||nothing in statute; TVA = Tenn Valley Authority|
|Federal Credit Union Act||Description||Federal Credit Union Act||"Federal Credit Union Act"||12 USC 1751||Ch. 750, 48 Stat 1216|
|Nelson Act (Criminal Appeals) (see Criminal Appeals Act)||Sponsor||Nelson Act (Criminal Appeals) (see Criminal Appeals Act)||NO short title||Sen. Knute Nelson (R-MN)||ch 2564, 34 Stat 1246||X||nothing in statute; see U.S. v. Mersky, 361 U.S. 431 (1960) at n. 5.|
|Wagner-Steagall Housing Act||Sponsor||Wagner-Steagall Housing Act||"United States Housing Act Amendments of 1938"||Sen. Robert Ferdinand Wagner, (D-N.Y.); Rep. Henry Bascom Steagall, (D-AL)||ch 554, title VI, 52 Stat 820||N||short title at end of Title VI (only applies to title VI)|
|Equal Access Act||Political Description||Equal Access Act||"Equal Access Act"||Making it unlawful for a public secondary school or a school that receives Federal financial assistance to deny equal access to school facilities for meetings based on religious, political or philsophical content||20 USC 4071||98-377, title VIII||98 Stat 1302||Y||short title of Title VIII and name of Title;|
|MD-CARE Act||Acrostic||MD-CARE Act||"Muscular Dystrophy Community Assitance, Research and Education Amendments of 2001" or "MD-CARE Act"||42 USC 201||107-84||115 Stat 823||Y||short title at beginning of statute|