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|
|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|
|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)|
|Suzanne's Law||Victim||Suzanne's Law||NO short title||Suzanne Lyall, who disappeared in 1998 at age 19 from SUNY-Albany.||42 USC 5779||101-647, title XXXVII||104 Stat 4966||N||NOTE: This provision was originally enacted in 1990, but Suzanne's Law was actually a provision in the PROTECT Act of 2003 (117 Stat 650, Section 204) that changed from 18 to 21 the age under which any law enforcement agency must report a missing person to the National Crime Information Center.|
|Amber Hagerman Child Protection Act of 1996||Victim||Amber Hagerman Child Protection Act of 1996||"Amber Hagerman Child Protection Act of 1996"||Amber Hagerman was abducted and murdered in Arlington, TX in 1996. AMBER Alert also named for her.||18 USC 2241||104-208, div A, title I||110 Stat 3009, 3009-26, 3009-31||Y|
|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).
|Kristen's Act||Victim||Kristen's Act||"Kristen's Act"||Kristen Moderfferi, a constituent of the law's sponsor (Rep. Sue Myrick), who disappeared in 1997 after her freshman year in college.||42 USC 14661 (note)||106-468||114 Stat 2027||Y||
CR H10453, Oct. 19, 2000, Statement of Rep. Sue Myrick.
|short title; finding missing adults|
|Dawson Family Community Protection Act||Victim||Dawson Family Community Protection Act||"Dawson Family Community Protection Act"||Carnell and Angela Dawson were killed, along with their five children, when their house was fire-bombed in apparent retaliation for Mrs. Dawson's notification to police about persistent drug distribution activity in their neighborhood.||21 USC 1701 (note)||109-469, title III, Section 302||120 Stat 3524||Y||
Findings in legislation. PL 109-469, Section 302.
|short title at Section 302(a)|
|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|