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|
|Smith-Hughes Vocational Education Act||Sponsor||Smith-Hughes Vocational Education Act||NO short title||Sen. Hoke Smith (D-GA) and Rep. Dudley Hughes (D-GA)||20 USC 11 (note)||ch 114, 39 Stat 929||Y||"Smith-Hughes Vocational Education Act" statutized by 60 Stat 775|
|Welch Act||Sponsor||Welch Act||NO short title||Rep. Richard Welch (R-CA)||ch 814, 45 Stat 776||X||nothing in statute; DC civil service|
|Burke-Wadsworth Act (see Selective Training and Service Act of 1940)||Sponsor||Burke-Wadsworth Act (see Selective Training and Service Act of 1940)||"Selective Training and Service Act of 1940"||Sen. Edward Raymond Burke (D-S.D.); Rep. James Wolcott Wadsworth, Jr., (R-N.Y.)||50 USC App 301 et seq||ch 720, 54 Stat 885||N||short title is "Selective Training and Service Act of 1940"; "Burke-Wadsworth" not statutized|
|Augustus F. Hawkins-Robert T. Stafford Elementary and Secondary School Improvement Amendments of 1988||Honor/Sponsor||Augustus F. Hawkins-Robert T. Stafford Elementary and Secondary School Improvement Amendments of 1988||"Augustus F. Hawkins-Robert T. Stafford Elementary and Secondary School Improvement Amendments of 1988"||Rep. Augustus F. Hawkins (CA) was chairman of the Education and Labor Committee at the time the bill passed. Sen. Robert T. Stafford (VT) retired in 1988. Hawkins sponsored the House legislation but Stafford was not the sponsor of the Senate vehicle.||20 USC 6301||100-297||102 Stat 130||Y||short title; Gus Hawkins was chair of the Ed and Labor Comm at the time; Stafford was Sen from VT (Stafford loans are named for him) but was not Ed Comm chair|
|Patsy Takemoto Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act||Honor||Patsy Takemoto Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act||"Patsy Takemoto Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act"||Rep. Patsy Takemoto Mink (HI) who died on Sept. 28, 2002.||20 USC 1681 (note)||107-255||116 Stat 1734||Y||joint resolution renaming title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 for Patsy Takemoto Mink, whereas clauses about her|
|Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act||Sponsor||Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act||"Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act"||Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), each were Chairmen of the respective Committees of jurisdiction.||12 USC 5301 (note)||111-203||124 Stat 1376||Y||
Damian Paletta, It Has a Name: the Dodd/Frank Act, Wall Street Journal, June 25, 2010, http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2010/06/25/it-has-a-name-the-doddfrank-act/; Dodd - http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=D000388; Frank - http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=F000339
|title of bill and short title|
|No entry||Description||No entry||"Second Deficiency Appropriation Act, fiscal year 1937"||Ch 277, 50 Stat 213|
|Hump Law||Description||Hump Law||NO short title||The "hump" was the colloquial term used for the large group of officers commissioned during WWII. The law provides for a path to promotion by expanding the ranks of higher officers.||86-155||73 Stat 333||N||
105 Cong. Rec. 3227 (Mar. 4, 1959), Statement of Rep. Thornburry (PA).
|don't see anything helplful in statute, but law deals with Navy so maybe "Hump" is a naval term?|
|Riegle-Neal Amendments Act of 1997||Sponsor||Riegle-Neal Amendments Act of 1997||"Riegle-Neal Amendments Act of 1997"||Rep. Donald Wayne Riegle, (D-MO); Rep. Stephen Neal (D-NC)||12 USC 1811 (note)||105-24||111 Stat 238||Y||short title|
|Dawson Family Community Protection Act||Victim||Dawson Family Community Protection Act||"Dawson Family Community Protection Act"||Carnell and Angela Dawson were killed, along with their five children, when their house was fire-bombed in apparent retaliation for Mrs. Dawson's notification to police about persistent drug distribution activity in their neighborhood.||21 USC 1701 (note)||109-469, title III, Section 302||120 Stat 3524||Y||
Findings in legislation. PL 109-469, Section 302.
|short title at Section 302(a)|