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|
|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.|
|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|