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|
|Corey Shea Act||Victim||Corey Shea Act||"Corey Shea Act"||Army Specialist Corey Shea was killed in Iraq in November 2008. His mother fought for the legislation to allow interment in military cemeteries of parents of deceased veterans who do not have spouses or children.||38 USC 101 (note)||111-275, title V, section 502||124 Stat 2882||Y||short title of Sec. 502 - internment in national cemeteries of parents of certain deceased veterans|
|Johanna's Law (aka Gynecological Cancer Education and Awareness Act of 2005)||Victim||Johanna's Law (aka Gynecological Cancer Education and Awareness Act of 2005)||"Johanna's Law" or "Gynecological Cancer Education and Awareness Act of 2005"||Johanna Silver Gordon, who died of ovarian cancer that was not detected until late in its development because she was not educated about the early signs.||42 USC 201 (note)||109-475||120 Stat 3565||Y||
CR H8626, Nov. 14, 2006, Statement of Rep. Sandy Levin.
|short title gives both names; section 2 seems to amend USC to specifically insert "Johanna's Law" at 42 USC 247b-17|
|James Guelff and Chris McCurley Body Armor Act of 2002||Victim||James Guelff and Chris McCurley Body Armor Act of 2002||"James Guelff and Chris McCurley Body Armor Act of 2002"||James Guelff was a San Francisco Police Officer who was shot to death on November 13, 1994, by a heavily-armed gunman wearing a bullet-proof vest and kevlar helmet. Chris McCurley was a Captain in the Etowah County, Alabama Drug Task Force, and was killed in 1997 by a drug dealer who was using protective body armor.||42 USC 379ll-3||107-273, div. C, title I, section 11099||116 Stat 1819||Y||
Findings in legilsation. Also Guelff - CR S535-536, Jan. 24, 2001, Statement of Sen. Dianne Feinstein;
|Senate version sponsored by Sen. Feinstein (CA)|
|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|
|Jennifer's Law||Victim||Jennifer's Law||"Jennifer's Law"||Jennifer Wilmer, who went missing at age 21 in 1993 from California.||42 USC 14661 (note)||106-177, title II||114 Stat 36||Y||name of title and short title; grant awards to missing person's programs|
|Michelle's Law||Victim||Michelle's Law||"Michelle's Law"||Michelle Morris, who was a full-time college student at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire when she was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2003. She had to remain a full-time student in order to stay on her parents' health insurance as a dependent. She died in 2005.||42 USC 201 (note)||110-381||122 Stat 4081||Y||
H.Rpt. 110-806, Part I, July 30, 2008.
|Masha's Law||Victim||Masha's Law||"Masha's Law"||Masha was a Russian orphan adopted by a man in Pennsylvania at age 5. She was sexually exploited by her adoptive father, who posted pictures of her on the internet.||18 USC 2251 (note)||109-248, title VII, section 707||120 Stat 650||Y||
CR S8022, July 20, 2006, Statement of Sen. John Kerry.
|title of section and short title|
|Anton's Law||Victim||Anton's Law||"Anton's Law"||Named for Anton Skeen, 4-year-old killed in car accident when front safety belt did not restrain him.||49 USC 30127||107-318||116 Stat 2772||Y|
|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).