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|
|Russell-Overton Amendment||Sponsor||Russell-Overton Amendment||NO short title||Sen. Richard Russell, Jr. (D-GA); Sen. John Overton (D-LA)||ch 720, section 9, 54 Stat 892||X||nothing in statute|
|Buy American Act of 1988||Political Description||Buy American Act of 1988||"Buy American Act of 1988"||41 USC 101||100-418, title VII||102 Stat 1545||Y||short title at beginning of statute|
|James Guelff and Chris McCurley Body Armor Act of 2002||Victim||James Guelff and Chris McCurley Body Armor Act of 2002||"James Guelff and Chris McCurley Body Armor Act of 2002"||James Guelff was a San Francisco Police Officer who was shot to death on November 13, 1994, by a heavily-armed gunman wearing a bullet-proof vest and kevlar helmet. Chris McCurley was a Captain in the Etowah County, Alabama Drug Task Force, and was killed in 1997 by a drug dealer who was using protective body armor.||42 USC 379ll-3||107-273, div. C, title I, section 11099||116 Stat 1819||Y||
Findings in legilsation. Also Guelff - CR S535-536, Jan. 24, 2001, Statement of Sen. Dianne Feinstein;
|Senate version sponsored by Sen. Feinstein (CA)|
|Rosa's Law||Victim||Rosa's Law||"Rosa's Law"||Rosa Marcellino, an 8-year-old girl with intellectual disabilities, whose parents and older siblings had become advocates for eliminating the use of the phrase "mentally retarded" in public policy and laws because of the stigma and discrimination it invites.||20 USC 1400 (note)||111-256||124 Stat 2643||Y||
CR S11433, Nov. 17, 2009, Statement of Sen. Barbara Mikulski (sponsor).
|No entry||Description||No entry||"Department of Labor Appropriation Act, 1938"||Ch. 359, 50 Stat 261|
|Landrum-Griffin Act (See Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959)||Sponsor||Landrum-Griffin Act (See Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959)||"Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959"||Sen. Robert Paul Griffin, (R-MI); Rep. Philip Mitchell Landrum, (D-GA)||29 USC 401||86-257||73 Stat 519||N||short title at beginning; "Landrum-Griffin" not statutized|
|Marjory Stoneman Douglas Wilderness and Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Designation Act||Honor||Marjory Stoneman Douglas Wilderness and Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Designation Act||"Marjory Stoneman Douglas Wilderness and Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Designation Act"||Marjory Stoneman Douglas was an author and conservation activist who wrote about and advocated the preserveration of the Everglades. Ernest F. Coe led the creation of Everglades National Park.||16 USC 410r-5 (note)||105-82||111 Stat 1540||Y||
Findings in text of legislation.
|short title and long title; findings have information about the individuals for whom the park and center are named|
|Johanna's Law (aka Gynecological Cancer Education and Awareness Act of 2005)||Victim||Johanna's Law (aka Gynecological Cancer Education and Awareness Act of 2005)||"Johanna's Law" or "Gynecological Cancer Education and Awareness Act of 2005"||Johanna Silver Gordon, who died of ovarian cancer that was not detected until late in its development because she was not educated about the early signs.||42 USC 201 (note)||109-475||120 Stat 3565||Y||
CR H8626, Nov. 14, 2006, Statement of Rep. Sandy Levin.
|short title gives both names; section 2 seems to amend USC to specifically insert "Johanna's Law" at 42 USC 247b-17|
|No entry||Description||No entry||"Second Deficiency Act, Fiscal Year 1923"||Ch. 29, 42 Stat 1154|
|Securities Exchange Act of 1934||Description||Securities Exchange Act of 1934||"Securities Exchange Act of 1934"||15 USC 78a||Ch. 404, 48 Stat 881|