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|
|Smith Act of 1940||Sponsor||Smith Act of 1940||"Alien Registration Act, 1940"||Rep. Howard W. Smith of (D-VA)||ch 439, title I, 54 Stat 670||N||short title is "Alien Registration Act, 1940" - section 41|
|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|
|America COMPETES Act||Acrostic||America COMPETES Act||"America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science Act" or "America COMPETES Act"||20 USC 9801||110-69||121 Stat 572||Y||Reauthorized in 2010 at PL 111-358|
|America the Beautiful Act of 1990||Political Description||America the Beautiful Act of 1990||"America the Beautiful Act of 1990"||16 USC 2101||101-624||104 Stat 3553||N||creating tree-planting foundation|
|Amy Boyer's Law||Victim||Amy Boyer's Law||"Amy Boyer's Law"||Amy Boyer murdered in Nashua, NH, after being a victim of cyber-stalking for years.||42 USC 1305||106-553, Sec 635 (a)||114 Stat 2762, 2762A-114||Y||Title listed in Sec 635(a);|
|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.|
|No entry||Description||No entry||"An act to amend the war-risk Insurance Act"||Ch. 145, 40 Stat 897|
|ANCSA Land Bank Protection Act of 1998||Abbreviation||ANCSA Land Bank Protection Act of 1998||"ANCSA Land Bank Protection Act of 1998"||43 USC 1601||105-333||112 Stat 3129||N||short title at the end of the statute; amending the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act|
|Annunzio-Wylie Anti-Money Laundering Act||Sponsor||Annunzio-Wylie Anti-Money Laundering Act||"Annunzio-Wylie Anti-Money Laundering Act"||Rep. Frank Annunzio (D-IL); Rep. Chalmers Wylie (R-OH)||12 USC 1811||102-550, title XV||106 Stat 4044||Y|
|Anti-Smuggling Act||Description||Anti-Smuggling Act||"Anti-Smuggling Act"||19 USC 1701||Ch. 438, 49 Stat 517|