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|
|PREEMIE Act||Acrostic||PREEMIE Act||"Prematurity Research Expansion and Education for Mothers who deliver Infants Early Act" or the "PREEMIE Act"||42 USC 201||109-450||120 Stat 3341||Y|
|U.S. SAFE WEB Act of 2006||Acrostic||U.S. SAFE WEB Act of 2006||"Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001" or "U.S. SAFE WEB Act of 2006"||15 USC 58||109-455||120 Stat 3372||N||short title at beginning of statute|
|Eugene Land Conveyance Act||Location||Eugene Land Conveyance Act||"Eugene Land Conveyance Act"||Eugene, OR||109-457||120 Stat 3392||N||short title; Eugene refers to city|
|COMPETE Act of 2006||Acrostic||COMPETE Act of 2006||"Creating Opportunities for Minor League Professionals, Entertainers, and Teams through Legal Entry Act of 2006" or the "COMPETE Act fof 2006"||8 USC 1101||109-463||120 Stat 3477||Y||both in short title at the beginning of statute|
|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)|
|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|
|Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Renamed Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act)||Sponsor||Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Renamed Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act)||"Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act of 2006"||Sen. Warren G. Magnuson (WA) and Sen. Ted Stevens (AK)||16 USC 1801 (note)||109-479||120 Stat 3575||Y||The House version was named for Stevens-Inouye, but the Senate version was Magnuson-Stevens. The law had previously been statutized only with Magnuson's name, not Stevens's.|
|John Rishel Geothermal Steam Act Amendments||Honor||John Rishel Geothermal Steam Act Amendments||"John Rishel Geothermal Steam Act Amendments"||Congressional staffer John Curtis Rishel who worked as an economic geologist.||30 USC 1001 (note)||109-58, title II, subtitle B (section 221)||119 Stat 660||Y||
Obituaries, Anchorage Daily News, May 23, 2003 (on flie).
|Spark M. Matsunaga Hydrogen Act of 2005||Honor||Spark M. Matsunaga Hydrogen Act of 2005||"Spark M. Matsunaga Hydrogen Act of 2005"||Spark M. Matsunaga, Representative and Senator from Hawaii, died on April 15, 1990.||42 USC 12401 (note)||109-58, title VIII||119 Stat 844||Y||Amending 1990 act named for Matsunaga|
|SAFE Act||Acrostic||SAFE Act||"Set America Free Act of 2005" or "SAFE Act"||109-58, title XIV, subtitle B (1421)||119 Stat 1064||Y||short title at beginning of subtitle B; energy self-sufficiency|