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|
|Support for East European Democracy (SEED) Act of 1989||Acrostic||Support for East European Democracy (SEED) Act of 1989||"Support for East European Democracy (SEED) Act of 1989"||22 USC 5401||101-179||103 Stat 1298||Y||short title at beginning of statute|
|No Electronic Theft (NET) Act||Acrostic||No Electronic Theft (NET) Act||"No Electronic Theft (NET) Act"||18 USC 2311||105-147||111 Stat 2678||Y||short title at beginning of statute|
|Joshua Omvig Veterans Suicide Prevention Act||Victim||Joshua Omvig Veterans Suicide Prevention Act||"Joshua Omvig Veterans Suicide Prevention Act"||Army Specialist Joshua Lee Omvig, U.S. Army Reserve 339th Military Police Company from Davenport, Iowa, who committed suicide in 2005 after returning from Iraq.||38 USC 101 (note)||110-110||121 Stat 1031||Y||
CR H2774, Mar. 21, 2007, Statement of Rep. Jeff Miller (FL).
|Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980||Sponsor||Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980||"Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980"||Sen. Adlai Stevenson (D-IL) and Rep. John Wydler (R-NY), who retired in 1980.||15 USC 3701 (note)||96-480||94 Stat 2311||Y||enacting clause; starts at section 2|
|Mike Mansfield Fellowship Act||Honor||Mike Mansfield Fellowship Act||"Mike Mansfield Fellowship Act"||Hon. Mike Mansfield, former U.S. Ambassador to Japan and Senator and Rep. from Montana.||22 USC 6101 (note)||103-236, title II, part C (section 251)||108 Stat 428||Y||short title; creating fellowship named for Mike Mansfield for study in Japan|
|Paul Coverdell National Forensic Sciences Improvement Act of 2000||Honor||Paul Coverdell National Forensic Sciences Improvement Act of 2000||"Paul Coverdell National Forensic Sciences Improvement Act of 2000"||Sen. Paul Coverdell (GA), died in office on July 18, 2000.||42 USC 3711||106-561||114 Stat 2787||Y||short title|
|Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006||Honor||Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006||"Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvements Act of 2006"||20 USC 2301 (note)||88-210, 109-270||120 Stat 683||Y||short title is in 109-270|
|Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011||Honor/Sponsor||Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011||"Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011"||Rep. Ike Skelton (TX), Chair of House Armed Services Committee.||111-383||124 Stat 4137||Y||Negotiated language was introduced as original bill, so "Ike Skelton National Defense��_��__��_��___" was original title introduced by Skelton himself. Though bill was introduced AFTER Skelton had already lost re-election. See Committee Print, HASC No. 5, Dec. 2010.|
|Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act of 1990||Victim||Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act of 1990||"Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act of 1990"||Ryan White was diagnosed with AIDS at age 13 and became an advocate for people with the disease. He died a few months before the original act passed in 1990.||42 USC 201 (note)||101-381||104 Stat 576||Y||
Ryan White was diagnosed with AIDS at age 13 and became an advocate for people with the disease. He died a few months before the original act passed in 1990.
|short title; Ryan White contracted HIV from transfusion|
|Deadbeat Parents Punishment Act of 1998||Political Description||Deadbeat Parents Punishment Act of 1998||"Deadbeat Parents Punishment Act of 1998"||18 USC 228||105-187||112 Stat 618||Y||short title at beginning of statute|