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|
|Wunderlich Act||Case||Wunderlich Act||NO short title||Named for U.S. v. Wunderlich (1951); Act was enacted to overturn the decision||ch 199, 68 Stat 81||X||nothing in statute; permitting review of decisions by govt agency heads|
|Bodie Protection Act of 1994||Location||Bodie Protection Act of 1994||"Bodie Protection Act of 1994"||Bodie Bowl, CA||103-433 (Title X)||108 Stat 4509||Y||Named for "Bodie Bowl" in CA|
|Jones Amendment (Liquor Advertisements)||Sponsor||Jones Amendment (Liquor Advertisements)||NO short title||Sen. Wesley L. Jones (R-WA)||ch. 162, section 5, 39 Stat 1069||X||nothing in statute; See The Reed "Bone-Dry" Amendment, John K. Graves, Virginia Law Review , Vol. 4, No. 8 (May, 1917), pp. 634-642 (the other Sen. Jones did not enter into office until Mar. 4, 1917, after the Amendment was introduced)|
|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"|
|Foraker Act (Puerto Rico)||Sponsor||Foraker Act (Puerto Rico)||NO short title||Sen. Joseph Foraker (R-OH), Chairman of Comm. On Pacific Islands and Puerto Rico||ch 191, 31 Stat 77||N||aka Puerto Rico Civil Code; nothing in short title|
|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|
|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|
|Permanent Appropriation Repeal Act, 1934||Description||Permanent Appropriation Repeal Act, 1934||"Permanent Appropriation Repeal Act, 1934"||Ch. 756, 48 Stat 1224|
|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|