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|
|Edward William Brooke III Congressional Gold Medal Act||Award||Edward William Brooke III Congressional Gold Medal Act||"Edward William Brooke III Congressional Gold Medal Act"||Sen. Edward William Brooke III (MA), who was the first African-American in the Senate after Reconstruction.||31 USC 5111 (note)||122 Stat 2433||Y||title of statute and short title; nothing noted in USC|
|Coolie Trade Prohibition Act||Description||Coolie Trade Prohibition Act||No short title, but long title includes "Coolie Trade"||The "Coolie Trade" refers to the trafficking of persons from Asia, mostly China and India, to work as slaves or low-wage laborers. The term "Coolie" is a perjorative.||ch. 27, 12 Stat 340||Y||"Coolie Trade" actually in the name of the statute: "An Act to prohibit the "Coolie Trade" by American Citizens in American Vessels|
|Bodie Protection Act of 1994||Location||Bodie Protection Act of 1994||"Bodie Protection Act of 1994"||Bodie Bowl, CA||103-433 (Title X)||108 Stat 4509||Y||Named for "Bodie Bowl" in CA|
|Pro-Children Act of 2001||Political Description||Pro-Children Act of 2001||"Pro-Children Act of 2001"||20 USC 7181||107-110, title IV, S 401 (89-10, title IV, part C, S 4301)||115 Stat 1773||Y||short title at beginning of Part C of amending text; regarding environmental tobacco smoke|
|Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 2006||Victim||Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 2006||"Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 2006"||Ryan White was diagnosed with AIDS at age 13 and became an advocate for people with the disease. He died a few months before the original act passed in 1990.||42 USC 201 (note)||109-415||120 Stat 2767||Y||
Ryan White was diagnosed with AIDS at age 13 and became an advocate for people with the disease. He died a few months before the original act passed in 1990.
|SAFRA Act||Abbreviation||SAFRA Act||"SAFRA Act"||Student Aid and Financial Responsibility Act of 2009, originally introduced as H.R. 3221 (111th Cong.).||20 USC 1001||111-152, title II, subtitle A, S2001||124 Stat 1071||Y||short title at beginning of title II, no indication of what SAFRA stands for|
|Capper-Volstead Act (See Co-operative Marketing Assocations Act)||Sponsor||Capper-Volstead Act (See Co-operative Marketing Assocations Act)||NO short title||Sen. Arthur Capper (R-KS) and Rep. Andrew Volstead (R-MN)||7 USC 291, 292||ch 57, 42 Stat 388||Y||"Capper-Volstead" statutized by reference in 94 Stat 374 (1980 amendment to 7 USC 292)|
|Frank Annunzio Act||Honor||Frank Annunzio Act||"Frank Annunzio Act"||Rep. Frank Annunzio (IL), retired in 1992.||20 USC 5701 (note)||102-281||106 Stat 139||Y||Creating Christopher Columbus coins and fellowships.|
|Wellton-Mohawk Transfer Act||Location||Wellton-Mohawk Transfer Act||"Wellton-Mohawk Transfer Act"||"Welton-Mohawk" is the name of the Irrigation and Drainage District.||106-221||114 Stat 351||Y||short title;|
|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|