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|
|Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act||Victim||Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act||"Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act"||Garrett Lee Smith was the son of Sen. Gordon Smith (OR). He committed suicide on Sept. 8, 2003; the Senate passed the bill (after House action) on Sept. 9, 2004, Garrett Smith's birthday.||42 USC 201 (note)||108-355||118 Stat 1404||Y||
CR S9020-9023, Sept. 9, 2004. Statement of Sen. Gordon Smith.
|statute relates to preventing teen suicide|
|Ryan White CARE Act Amendments of 2000||Victim||Ryan White CARE Act Amendments of 2000||"Ryan White CARE Act Amendments of 2000"||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)||106-345||114 Stat 1319||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 and long title|
|Megan's Law||Victim||Megan's Law||"Megan's Law"||Megan Kanka, who was brutally raped and murdered on July 29, 1994, by a neighbor who was twice convicted of being a sexual predator.||42 USC 13701 (note)||104-145||110 Stat 1345||Y||
CR H4452, May 7, 1996, Statement of Rep. Dick Zimmer (author).
|Aimee's Law||Victim||Aimee's Law||"Aimee's Law"||Named for Aimee Willard, George Mason student who was killed by a paroled convicted murder in 1996.||42 USC 13713||106-386 div. C Section 2001||114 Stat 1539||Y||Requires states to pay for the prosecution and incarceration of any violent felons who commit crimes in other states after they are paroled.|
|Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act of 2008||Victim||Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act of 2008||"Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act of 2008"||Ryan Haight was 18 when he died from an overdose of prescription drugs he purchased on the Internet.||21 USC 801 (note)||110-425||122 Stat 4820||Y|
|Ryan White CARE Act Amendments of 1996||Victim||Ryan White CARE Act Amendments of 1996||"Ryan White CARE Act Amendments of 1996"||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)||104-146||110 Stat 1346||Y||
||short title and long title|
|Debbie Smith Act of 2004||Victim||Debbie Smith Act of 2004||"Debbie Smith Act of 2004"||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)||108-405, title II||118 Stat 2266||Y||short title; also "Title II -- Debbie Smith Act of 2004"|
|Scott Campbell, Stephanie Roper, Wendy Preston, Lourana Gillis, and Nila Lynn Crime Victims' Rights Act||Victim||Scott Campbell, Stephanie Roper, Wendy Preston, Lourana Gillis, and Nila Lynn Crime Victims' Rights Act||"Scott Campbell, Stephanie Roper, Wendy Preston, Lourana Gillis, and Nila Lynn Crime Victims' Rights Act"||Scott Campbell was killed in 1982 at age 27; Stephanie Roper was kidnapped, tortured and murdered in 1982 at 22; Wendy Preston was murdered in 1979 at age 22; Lourana Gillis was murdered as part of a gang intiation in 1979 at age 22; Nila Lynn was murdered at a homeowners' assocation meeting in 2000 at age 69. All five victims had surviving family members who became advocates for victims' rights.||18 USC 3771 (note)||108-405, title I||118 Stat 2261||Y||
Hon. John Kyl, "On the Wings of Their Angels: The Scott Campbell, Stephanie Power, Wendy Preston, Lourana Gillis, and Nila Lynn Crime Victims' Rights Act," 9 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 581, http://law.lclark.edu/live/files/9692-lcb93twistpdf
|short title and name of title I|
|Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act||Victim||Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act||"Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act"||Danny Keysar was a 17-month-old child killed in 1998 when a portable crib collapsed on him.||15 USC 2056a(a)||110-314, title I, Section 104||122 Stat 3028||Y||short title at Section 104(a)|
|Rosa's Law||Victim||Rosa's Law||"Rosa's Law"||Rosa Marcellino, an 8-year-old girl with intellectual disabilities, whose parents and older siblings had become advocates for eliminating the use of the phrase "mentally retarded" in public policy and laws because of the stigma and discrimination it invites.||20 USC 1400 (note)||111-256||124 Stat 2643||Y||
CR S11433, Nov. 17, 2009, Statement of Sen. Barbara Mikulski (sponsor).