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|
|Curt Flood Act of 1998||Honor||Curt Flood Act of 1998||"Curt Flood Act of 1998"||Curt Flood was a Major League Baseball player who challenged the league's reserve clause in a suit that went before the Supreme Court as Flood v. Kuhn. He died of throat cancer the day before the bill was introduced.||15 USC 1 (note)||105-297||112 Stat 2824||Y||
Introductory remarks of Sen. Hatch (S 53), CR S418, Jan. 21, 1997.
|Amends the Clayton Act to specify that baseball is subject to antitrust laws. Named for MLB player Curt Flood, who was litigant in SCOTUS case Flood v. Kuhn that overturned Federal Baseball Club. Senate and House bills were introduced on the first day of the 105th Congress. The House version (introduced by Conyers) was HR 21, for Flood's uniform number for the Cardinals.|
|LEGACY Act of 2003||Acrostic||LEGACY Act of 2003||"Living Equitably: Grandparents Aiding Children and Youth Act of 2003" or "LEGACY Act of 2003"||12 USC 1701q||108-186, title II||117 Stat 2688||Y||short title at beginning of title II|
|Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act of 2007 (aka K.T. Safety Act of 2007)||Victim||Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act of 2007 (aka K.T. Safety Act of 2007)||"Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act of 2007" or "K.T. Safety Act of 2007"||Named for Cameron Gulbransen, 2-yr-old who was killed when his father backed over him in the driveway.||49 USC 30111||110-189||122 Stat 639||Y||written as title; short title has both Gulbransen and "K.T. Safety Act of 2007"|
|Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 1994||Honor||Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 1994||"Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 1994"||Sen. Jacob K. Javits (NY), died in 1986.||89-10, title X, part B (section 10201)/103-382, title I, section 101||108 Stat 3820||Y||short title|
|Carol M White Physical Education Program||Honor||Carol M White Physical Education Program||"Carol M. White Physical Education Program"||Cannot find any information about Carol M. White.||20 USC 7261||107-110||115 Stat 1841||Y||Definitely written in to 107-110 -- originally 89-10, but that did not have Carol M White name; White added in NCLB|
|Tom Osborne Federal Youth Coordination Act||Honor/Sponsor||Tom Osborne Federal Youth Coordination Act||"Tom Osborne Federal Youth Coordination Act"||Rep. Thomas Osborne (NE), retired from the House in 2006.||109-365, title VIII||120 Stat 2594||Y||Osborne had sponsored HR 856 (109th Cong.), which was incorporated into PL 109-365 as Title VIII and Osborne's name added.|
|ENHANCED Act of 2009||Acrostic||ENHANCED Act of 2009||"Establishing a Network of Health-Advancing National Centers of Excellence for Depression Act of 2009" or "ENHANCED Act of 2009"||42 USC 290bb-38||111-148, title X, section 10410||124 Stat 984||Y||short title at beginning of S 10410|
|Knutson-Vandenberg Act||Sponsor||Knutson-Vandenberg Act||NO short title||Rep. Harold Knutson (R-MN) and Sen. Arthur Vandenberg (R-MI)||16 USC 576 (note)||ch. 416, 46 Stat 527||Y||statutized by reference to Knutson-Vandenberg funds in 115 Stat 452|
|Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act||Honor||Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act||"Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act"||Rep. Sonny Bono (CA), former entertaininer, died in a skiing accident on January 5, 1998.||17 USC 101 (note)||105-298, title I||112 Stat 2827||Y||short title; Bono died Jan 5, 1998|
|Wagner-Peyser Act||Sponsor||Wagner-Peyser Act||NO short title||Sen. Robert Wagner (D-NY) and Rep. Theodore Peyser (D-NY)||29 USC 49 (note)||ch 49, 48 Stat 113||Y||statutized by amending short title to include "Wagner-Peyser Act" in 96 Stat 1397|