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|
|Klamath Welfare Act||Tribe||Klamath Welfare Act||"Klamath Welfare Act"||25 USC 544 (note)||ch. 160, 62 Stat 92||N||Klamath Indian Tribe|
|Fallon Paiute Shoshone Indian Tribes Water Rights Settlement Act of 1990||Tribe||Fallon Paiute Shoshone Indian Tribes Water Rights Settlement Act of 1990||"Fallon Paiute Shoshone Indian Tribes Water Rights Settlement Act of 1990"||Fallon Paiute Shoshone is the name of a Tribe.||101-618||104 Stat 3289||Y||title of bill and short title;|
|June Act (Pensions)||Undefined||June Act (Pensions)||NO short title||Likely named for the month in which it was passed -- June.||ch 634, 26 stat 182||N||nothing in statute -- passed in June?|
|Mrs. Murphy (Civil Rights Act) Exemption||Undefined||Mrs. Murphy (Civil Rights Act) Exemption||NO short title||Mrs. Murphy was not a real person, but a hypothetical small boarding house owner, who would be exempted from the requirements of the Civil Rights Act. The hypothetical character was created by Republican Senator George Aiken of Vermont and the name caught on.||42 USC 3603(b)(2)||90-284, title VIII, section 803(b)(2)||82 Stat 82||N||
James D. Walsh, Reaching Mrs. Murphy: A Call for Repeal of the Mrs. Murphy Exemption to the Fair Housing Act, 34 Harv. C.R.-C.L. L. Rev. 605 (1999) at n. 3.
|name not statutized|
|Moses Agreement (Indian Land Patents)||Undefined||Moses Agreement (Indian Land Patents)||NO short title||Chief Moses of the Sinkiuse-Columbia Tribe, signed an agreement with the Interior Dept. in 1883, which the law ratified.||ch 180, 23 Stat 79||X||nothing in statute; this is unclear b/c it seems to be smack in the middle of a longer statute about numerous Indian Tribes|
|Aimee's Law||Victim||Aimee's Law||"Aimee's Law"||Named for Aimee Willard, George Mason student who was killed by a paroled convicted murder in 1996.||42 USC 13713||106-386 div. C Section 2001||114 Stat 1539||Y||Requires states to pay for the prosecution and incarceration of any violent felons who commit crimes in other states after they are paroled.|
|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"|
|Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Act of 2008||Victim||Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Act of 2008||"Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Act of 2008"||Named for daughter of Rep. Deborah Pryce (sponsor) who died from neuroblastoma at age 9 in 1999.||42 USC 201 (note)||110-285||122 Stat 2628||Y||NOTE - name changed in committee, guessing it was someone other than price who made the change|
|Ricky Ray Hemophilia Relief Fund Act of 1998||Victim||Ricky Ray Hemophilia Relief Fund Act of 1998||"Ricky Ray Hemophilia Relief Fund Act of 1998"||Ricky Ray was one of three brothers, all with hemophilia, all of whom contracted HIV from contaminated blood. The family became advoactes for AIDS victims. Ricky Ray died of AIDS in 1992 at age 15.||42 USC 300c-22 (note)||105-369||112 Stat 3368||Y||
CR H3379, May 19, 1998, Statement of Rep. Porter Goss.
|short title; creating Ricky Ray Hemophilia Relief Fund|
|Scott Campbell, Stephanie Roper, Wendy Preston, Lourana Gillis, and Nila Lynn Crime Victims' Rights Act||Victim||Scott Campbell, Stephanie Roper, Wendy Preston, Lourana Gillis, and Nila Lynn Crime Victims' Rights Act||"Scott Campbell, Stephanie Roper, Wendy Preston, Lourana Gillis, and Nila Lynn Crime Victims' Rights Act"||Scott Campbell was killed in 1982 at age 27; Stephanie Roper was kidnapped, tortured and murdered in 1982 at 22; Wendy Preston was murdered in 1979 at age 22; Lourana Gillis was murdered as part of a gang intiation in 1979 at age 22; Nila Lynn was murdered at a homeowners' assocation meeting in 2000 at age 69. All five victims had surviving family members who became advocates for victims' rights.||18 USC 3771 (note)||108-405, title I||118 Stat 2261||Y||
Hon. John Kyl, "On the Wings of Their Angels: The Scott Campbell, Stephanie Power, Wendy Preston, Lourana Gillis, and Nila Lynn Crime Victims' Rights Act," 9 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 581, http://law.lclark.edu/live/files/9692-lcb93twistpdf
|short title and name of title I|