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|
|Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976||Sponsor||Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976||"Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976"||Sen. Philip Hart (D-MI), Sen. Hugh Scott, Jr. (R-PA), and Rep. Peter Rodino (D-NJ). Rodino was Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, Hart was Chairman of the Antitrust Subcommittee on Senate Judiciary, and Scott retired in 1976. In an interview for the Senate Historical Office Oral History Project, former Senate Judiciary Counsel Chuck Ludlam claimed that Rodino in fact "hated" the bill but settled for getting it through his committee, which was more liberal than he was, in exchange for having his name attached to the legislation.||15 USC 1 (note)||94-435||90 Stat 1383||Y||
Hart - http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=H000291; Scott - http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=S000174; Rodino - http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=R000374; http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/resources/pdf/Ludlam_Intervi...
|Final section of this act statutized the short titles of the Sherman Act, the Clayton Act, the Webb-Pomerene Act, and the Wilson Tariff Act.|
|Credit CARD Act of 2009||Acrostic||Credit CARD Act of 2009||"Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009" or "Credit CARD Act of 2009"||15 USC 1601||111-24||123 Stat 1734||Y||short title at beginning of statute|
|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)|
|First Morrill Act (aka the Morrill Act)||Sponsor||First Morrill Act (aka the Morrill Act)||NO short title||Rep. Justin Morrill (R-VT)||7 USC 301 (note)||ch. 130, 12 Stat 503||Y||"Morrill" statutized by reference at 108 Stat 4048|
|Hickenlooper Amendment||Sponsor||Hickenlooper Amendment||NO short title||Sen. Bourke Hickenlooper (R-IA) who introduced the amendment. Though Rep. Hays apparently claimed co-parentage of the amendment (see W. Averell Harriman, The Protection of Foreign Investment and the Hickenlooper Amendment, 112 U.Penn.L.Rev. 1116, http://www.jstor.org/pss/3310530)||22 USC 2370 (e )(2)||88-633, part III, Section 301(d)(4)||78 Stat 1013||Y||Unclear why the Hickenlooper Amendment listed in the PNT is from 1964. It was first attached to the Foreign Assistance Act of 1962 (76 Stat 255).|
|Hubbard Act||Honor/Victim||Hubbard Act||"Hubbard Act"||Jason Hubbard, who lost his veterans benefits after he was honorably discharged from the army following the death of his two younger brothers because he left before the end of his contract.||10 USC 101 (note)||110-317||122 Stat 3526||Y||
Cynthia Dizikes, Law Mended for Veteran Who Lost Brothers in Iraq: Bush Signs the Act, Ensuring Such Survivors Keep Benefits if They Leave Service Early, The Nation, Aug. 30, 2008, http://articles.latimes.com/2008/aug/30/nation/na-survivor30
|No Child Left Behind Act of 2001||Political Description||No Child Left Behind Act of 2001||"No Child Left Behind Act of 2001"||20 USC 6301||107-110||115 Stat 1425||Y||short title at beginning of statute|
|Dante B. Fascell North-South Center Act of 1991||Honor||Dante B. Fascell North-South Center Act of 1991||"North/South Center Act of 1991"||Rep. Dante B. Fascell (FL)||22 USC 2075(a)||102-138, title II, Section 208||105 Stat 694||Y||1991 act created "North/South Center" but "Dante B. Fascell" was statutized by 113 Stat 54 (in 1996), which both named the Center for Fascell and amended the earlier act to change the short title|
|Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act (renamed McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act)||Honor||Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act (renamed McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act)||"Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act"||Rep. Stewart B. McKinney (CT), died May 7, 1987.||42 USC 11301||100-77||101 Stat 482||Y||McKinney was the principal author of the Urgent Relief for the Homeless Act, which was renamed for him in 1987. http://www.gwu.edu/gelman/spec/ead/ms2154.xml|
|NIST GREEN JOBS Act of 2010||Acrostic||NIST GREEN JOBS Act of 2010||"NIST Grants for Energy Effeciency, New Job Opportunities, and Busines Solutions Act of 2010" or "NIST GREEN JOBS Act of 2010"||15 USC 271||111-358, title VII||124 Stat 4041||Y||short title at beginning of title VII|