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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|
|Megan's Law||Victim||Megan's Law||"Megan's Law"||Megan Kanka, who was brutally raped and murdered on July 29, 1994, by a neighbor who was twice convicted of being a sexual predator.||42 USC 13701 (note)||104-145||110 Stat 1345||Y||
CR H4452, May 7, 1996, Statement of Rep. Dick Zimmer (author).
|Kristen's Act||Victim||Kristen's Act||"Kristen's Act"||Kristen Moderfferi, a constituent of the law's sponsor (Rep. Sue Myrick), who disappeared in 1997 after her freshman year in college.||42 USC 14661 (note)||106-468||114 Stat 2027||Y||
CR H10453, Oct. 19, 2000, Statement of Rep. Sue Myrick.
|short title; finding missing adults|
|Suzanne's Law||Victim||Suzanne's Law||NO short title||Suzanne Lyall, who disappeared in 1998 at age 19 from SUNY-Albany.||42 USC 5779||101-647, title XXXVII||104 Stat 4966||N||NOTE: This provision was originally enacted in 1990, but Suzanne's Law was actually a provision in the PROTECT Act of 2003 (117 Stat 650, Section 204) that changed from 18 to 21 the age under which any law enforcement agency must report a missing person to the National Crime Information Center.|
|Ryan White CARE Act Amendments of 1996||Victim||Ryan White CARE Act Amendments of 1996||"Ryan White CARE Act Amendments of 1996"||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)||104-146||110 Stat 1346||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.
|short title and long title|
|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)|
|Amber Hagerman Child Protection Act of 1996||Victim||Amber Hagerman Child Protection Act of 1996||"Amber Hagerman Child Protection Act of 1996"||Amber Hagerman was abducted and murdered in Arlington, TX in 1996. AMBER Alert also named for her.||18 USC 2241||104-208, div A, title I||110 Stat 3009, 3009-26, 3009-31||Y|
|James Guelff and Chris McCurley Body Armor Act of 2002||Victim||James Guelff and Chris McCurley Body Armor Act of 2002||"James Guelff and Chris McCurley Body Armor Act of 2002"||James Guelff was a San Francisco Police Officer who was shot to death on November 13, 1994, by a heavily-armed gunman wearing a bullet-proof vest and kevlar helmet. Chris McCurley was a Captain in the Etowah County, Alabama Drug Task Force, and was killed in 1997 by a drug dealer who was using protective body armor.||42 USC 379ll-3||107-273, div. C, title I, section 11099||116 Stat 1819||Y||
Findings in legilsation. Also Guelff - CR S535-536, Jan. 24, 2001, Statement of Sen. Dianne Feinstein;
|Senate version sponsored by Sen. Feinstein (CA)|
|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|
|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)|
|Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007||Victim||Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007||"Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007"||Emmett Till was a 14-year-old African-American young man from Chicago who was brutally tortured and murdered after allegedly whistling at a white woman. The killers were tried but acquitted by an all-white jury.||28 USC 509 (note)||110-344||122 Stat 3934||Y||
H.Rpt.110-200, June 19, 2007.
|title of statute and short title|