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|
|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|
|Father Theodore M. Hesburgh Congressional Gold Medal Act||Award||Father Theodore M. Hesburgh Congressional Gold Medal Act||"Father Theodore M. Hesburgh Congressional Gold Medal Act"||Father Theodore Hesburgh was president of Notre Dame University.||31 USC 5111 (note)||106-153||113 Stat 1733||Y||title of statute and short title; awarding congressional gold medal|
|Chris Zajicek Memorial Land Exchange Act of 2004||Honor||Chris Zajicek Memorial Land Exchange Act of 2004||"Chris Zajicek Memorial Land Exchange Act of 2004"||Likely named for Chris Zajicek, accquisition specialist w/ the US Forest Service.||108-447, div. E, Title III, Section 347||118 Stat 3106||Y|
|Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007||Victim||Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007||"Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007"||Emmett Till was a 14-year-old African-American young man from Chicago who was brutally tortured and murdered after allegedly whistling at a white woman. The killers were tried but acquitted by an all-white jury.||28 USC 509 (note)||110-344||122 Stat 3934||Y||
H.Rpt.110-200, June 19, 2007.
|title of statute and short title|
|Hatch Act of 1887||Sponsor||Hatch Act of 1887||NO short title||Rep. William Hatch, (D-MO)||7 USC 361a (note)||24 Stat 440||Y||amended to include "Hatch Act of 1887" as short title by 112 Stat 525|
|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|
|Pam Lychner Sexual Offender Tracking and Identification Act of 1996||Honor||Pam Lychner Sexual Offender Tracking and Identification Act of 1996||"Pam Lychner Sexual Offender Tracking and Identification Act of 1996"||Pam Lychner was a victim's rights advocate who was killed in the TWA crash.||42 USC 13701 (note)||104-236||110 Stat 3093||Y||
CR S8778, July 25, 1996, Statement of Sen. Phil Gramm.
|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|
|Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Renamed Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act)||Sponsor||Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Renamed Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act)||"Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act of 2006"||Sen. Warren G. Magnuson (WA) and Sen. Ted Stevens (AK)||16 USC 1801 (note)||109-479||120 Stat 3575||Y||The House version was named for Stevens-Inouye, but the Senate version was Magnuson-Stevens. The law had previously been statutized only with Magnuson's name, not Stevens's.|
|Corey Shea Act||Victim||Corey Shea Act||"Corey Shea Act"||Army Specialist Corey Shea was killed in Iraq in November 2008. His mother fought for the legislation to allow interment in military cemeteries of parents of deceased veterans who do not have spouses or children.||38 USC 101 (note)||111-275, title V, section 502||124 Stat 2882||Y||short title of Sec. 502 - internment in national cemeteries of parents of certain deceased veterans|