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|
|Marjory Stoneman Douglas Wilderness and Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Designation Act||Honor||Marjory Stoneman Douglas Wilderness and Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Designation Act||"Marjory Stoneman Douglas Wilderness and Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Designation Act"||Marjory Stoneman Douglas was an author and conservation activist who wrote about and advocated the preserveration of the Everglades. Ernest F. Coe led the creation of Everglades National Park.||16 USC 410r-5 (note)||105-82||111 Stat 1540||Y||
Findings in text of legislation.
|short title and long title; findings have information about the individuals for whom the park and center are named|
|Sikes Act Improvement Act of 1997||Sponsor||Sikes Act Improvement Act of 1997||"Sikes Act Improvement Act of 1997"||Rep. Robert Sikes (D-FL)||16 USC 670 (note)||105-85, div B, title XXIX||111 Stat 2016||Y||short title; also Section 2903 codifies the name "Sikes Act"|
|Savings are Vital to Everyone's Retirement Act of 1997||Acrostic||Savings are Vital to Everyone's Retirement Act of 1997||"Savings Are Vital to Everyone's Retirement Act of 1997"||29 USC 1001||105-92||111 Stat 2139||Y||short title at beginning of statute; no abbreviation listed in either PNT or statute|
|Riegle-Neal Amendments Act of 1997||Sponsor||Riegle-Neal Amendments Act of 1997||"Riegle-Neal Amendments Act of 1997"||Rep. Donald Wayne Riegle, (D-MO); Rep. Stephen Neal (D-NC)||12 USC 1811 (note)||105-24||111 Stat 238||Y||short title|
|HUBZone Act of 1997||Abbreviation||HUBZone Act of 1997||"HUBZone Act of 1997"||15 USC 631||105-135, title VI||111 Stat 2627||N||short title at beginning of title VI; in definitions, "HUBZone" is defined as "historically underutilized business zone"|
|No Electronic Theft (NET) Act||Acrostic||No Electronic Theft (NET) Act||"No Electronic Theft (NET) Act"||18 USC 2311||105-147||111 Stat 2678||Y||short title at beginning of statute|
|Amy Somers Volunteers at Food Banks Act||Honor||Amy Somers Volunteers at Food Banks Act||"Amy Somers Volunteers at Food Banks Act"||Amended by Rep Cass Ballenger to be named for Amy Somers, the Executive Director of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, who had passed away.||29 USC 201||105-221||112 Stat 1248||Y||
CRS Report 98-959; http://fortunaty.net/org/wikileaks/CRS/wikileaks-crs-reports/98-959.pdf; also Congressional Record V. 144, Pt. 10, June 25, 1998, 14003; http://articles.sfgate.com/1995-12-10/news/17821397_1_food-banks-canned-...
|Amends Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.|
|Strom Thurmond National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999||Honor/Sponsor||Strom Thurmond National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999||"Strom Thurmond National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999"||Sen. James Strom Thurmond (SC), who was Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee until 1999.||105-261||112 Stat 1920||Y||short title; Thurmond announced in 1997 he would step down as SASC chair, which he did in 1999|
|Herger-Feinstein Quincy Library Group Forest Recovery Act||Sponsor||Herger-Feinstein Quincy Library Group Forest Recovery Act||"Herger-Feinstein Quincy Library Group Forest Recovery Act"||Rep. Walter (Wally) Herger (R-CA); Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)||16 USC 2104 (note)||105-277, div. A, Section 101(e ) [title IV, section 401]||112 Stat 2681-231, 2681-305||N||title of Title IV, short title; Quincy Library Group was A pre-existing entity, think the question is who/what is Herger-Feinstein|
|Reading Excellence Act||Description||Reading Excellence Act||"Reading Excellence Act"||105-277, div A, S101(f) [title VIII]||112 Stat 2681-337, 2681-391||CHECK|