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|
|Craig Thomas Snake Headwaters Legacy Act of 2008||Honor||Craig Thomas Snake Headwaters Legacy Act of 2008||"Craig Thomas Snake Headwaters Legacy Act of 2008"||Sen. Craig Thomas (WY), died in 2007||16 USC 1271 note||111-11, title V, Section 5002||123 Stat 1147||Y||Snake River is a place;|
|Sikes Act Amendments of 1978||Sponsor||Sikes Act Amendments of 1978||"Sikes Act Amendments of 1978"||Rep. Robert Sikes (D-FL)||16 USC 670 (note)||95-420||92 Stat 921||Y||short title in enacting clause, starts at section 2|
|Hillory J. Farias and Samantha Reid Date-Rape Drug Prohibition Act of 2000||Victim||Hillory J. Farias and Samantha Reid Date-Rape Drug Prohibition Act of 2000||"Hillory J. Farias and Samantha Reid Date-Rape Drug Prohibition Act of 2000"||Farias - 17-year-old Texas girl who died in 1996 after GHB had been slipped into her soda. Reid - 15-year-old girl who died in 1999 after GHB was slipped into her soda.||21 USC 801 (note)||106-172||114 Stat 7||Y||
Farias - CR H9866, Oct. 12, 1999, Statement of Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee; Reid - CR S14872, Nov. 19, 1999, Statement of Sen. Spencer Abraham.
|short title; guessing victims|
|Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2008||Victim||Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2008||"Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2008"||Debbie Smith was a rape survivor who testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the importance of testing the backlog of rape kits.||42 USC 13701 (note)||110-360||122 Stat 4008||Y|
|Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge Act||Honor||Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge Act||"Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge Act"||Silvo Conte was a champion of preservation, including of the Connecticut River.||16 USC 668dd (note)||102-212||105 Stat 1655||Y||
Findings in text of legislation.
|long title and short title; establishing refuge named for Conte, findings|
|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|
|SAFETY Act||Acrostic||SAFETY Act||"Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002" or "SAFETY Act"||6 USC 101||107-296, title VIII, subtitle G, S861||116 Stat 2238||Y||Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002|
|ADVANCE Democracy Act of 2007||Acrostic||ADVANCE Democracy Act of 2007||"Advance Democratic Values, Address Nondemocratic Countries, and Enhance Democracy Act of 2007" or "ADVANCE Democracy Act of 2007"||22 USC 8201||110-53||121 Stat 526||Y||both are in short title at beginning of Title XXI of the "Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act"|
|CALM Act||Acrostic||CALM Act||"Commercial Advertisment Loudness Mitigation Act" or "CALM Act"||47 USC 621||111-311||124 Stat 3294||Y||both in short title at the beginning of statute|
|Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 1988||Honor||Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 1988||"Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 1988"||Sen. Jacob K. Javits (NY), died in 1986.||20 USC 3061||89-10, title IV, part B (section 4101)/100-297, title I, section 1001||102 Stat 237||Y||short title; Javits was a Senator from NY|