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|
|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)|
|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)|
|Deadbeat Parents Punishment Act of 1998||Political Description||Deadbeat Parents Punishment Act of 1998||"Deadbeat Parents Punishment Act of 1998"||18 USC 228||105-187||112 Stat 618||Y||short title at beginning of statute|
|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"|
|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|
|No entry||Description||No entry||"Department of Labor Appropriation Act, 1935"||Ch. 104, 48 Stat 529|
|No entry||Description||No entry||"Department of Labor Appropriation Act, 1936"||Ch. 39, 49 Stat 67|
|No entry||Description||No entry||"Department of Labor Appropriation Act, 1938"||Ch. 359, 50 Stat 261|
|Dickinson Dam Bascule Gates Settlement Act of 2000||Location||Dickinson Dam Bascule Gates Settlement Act of 2000||"Dickinson Dam Bascule Gates Settlement Act of 2000"||Dickinson Dam; bascule is the type of structure||106-566, Title VIII||114 Stat 2828||N||Dickinson is the name of the dam; Bascule is the type of structure|
|Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assisstance Act||Honor||Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assisstance Act||"Disaster Relief Act of 1974"||Robert T. Stafford, Representative and Senator from Vermont, helped shepherd the original bill.||42 USC 5121 (note)||93-288||88 Stat 143||Y||short title amended to include "Robert T. Stafford" by 102 Stat 4689 (1988)|