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|
|Army Specialist Joseph P. Micks Federal Flag Code Amendment Act of 2007||Honor||Army Specialist Joseph P. Micks Federal Flag Code Amendment Act of 2007||"Army Specialist Joseph P. Micks Federal Flag Code Amendment Act of 2007"||Army Specialist Joseph P. Micks was a 22 years old when he was killed by an IED in Ar Ramadi, Iraq on July 8, 2006. He had been assigned to the 54th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade out of Bamberg.||4 USC 1||110-41||121 Stat 233||Y||
H. Rept. 110-139.
|Introduced by Rep. Bart Stupak; Micks was his constituent. Amends the law to allow the governor (or mayor of DC) to fly the U.S. flag at half-staff in the case of the death of active duty service members and officials, and requires flags at federal buildings within the jurisdiction to be flown at half-staff as well.|
|PRICE of Homeland Security Act||Acrostic||PRICE of Homeland Security Act||"Personnel Reimbursement for Intelligence Cooperation and Enhancement of Homeland Security Act of 2008" or "PRICE of Homeland Security Act"||6 USC 101||110-412||122 Stat 4336||Y||short title at beginning of statute|
|Stephanie Tubbs Jones Gift of Life Medal Act of 2008||Honor||Stephanie Tubbs Jones Gift of Life Medal Act of 2008||"Stephanie Tubbs Jones Gift of Life Medal Act of 2008"||Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, after her death on August 20, 2008, in recognition of her decision to donate her organs.||42 USC 201 (note)||110-413||122 Stat 4338||Y||
Findings included in original bill, HR 6950, passed House on 9/25/2008.
|short title and long title; establishing medal named for STJ|
|Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009||Honor||Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009||"Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009"||Rep. Duncan Lee Hunter, chair of the House Armed Services Committee, retired in 2008.||110-417||122 Stat 4356||Y||
|title of bill and short title; Hunter was chair of House Armed Services but was a Republican -- this bill was passed by the Dems in 2008|
|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||
|Stephanie Tubbs Jones Organ Transplant Authorization Act of 2008||Honor||Stephanie Tubbs Jones Organ Transplant Authorization Act of 2008||"Stephanie Tubbs Jones Organ Transplant Authorization Act of 2008"||Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, after her death on August 20, 2008, in recognition of her decision to donate her organs and her long-time advocy for organ donation.||42 USC 201 (note)||110-426||122 Stat 4835||Y||
110 CR H8669, Sept. 23, 2008
|Introduced before Jones's death in August 2008, but amended to honor her.|
|William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008||Honor||William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008||"William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008"||William Wilberforce, British MP who fought to end the slave trade and abolish slavery.||22 USC 7101 (note)||110-457||122 Stat 5044||Y||
110 CR H14113, Dec. 4, 2007; http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/wilberforce_william.shtml
|Named for British MP who fought to end the slave trade|
|ADVANCE Democracy Act of 2007||Acrostic||ADVANCE Democracy Act of 2007||"Advance Democratic Values, Address Nondemocratic Countries, and Enhance Democracy Act of 2007" or "ADVANCE Democracy Act of 2007"||22 USC 8201||110-53||121 Stat 526||Y||both are in short title at beginning of Title XXI of the "Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act"|
|Protect America Act||Political Description||Protect America Act||"Protect America Act"||50 USC 1801||110-55||121 Stat 552||Y||short title at beginning of statute; FISA amendment|
|America COMPETES Act||Acrostic||America COMPETES Act||"America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science Act" or "America COMPETES Act"||20 USC 9801||110-69||121 Stat 572||Y||Reauthorized in 2010 at PL 111-358|