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|
|HELP Commission Act||Acrostic||HELP Commission Act||"HELP Commission Act"||22 USC 2394b(a)||108-199, div B, title VI, Section 637||118 Stat 101||Y||short title at beginning of section; HELP Commission stands for "Helping to Enhance the Livelihood of People (HELP) Around the Globe Commission"|
|Sumners-Ashurst Act||Sponsor||Sumners-Ashurst Act||NO short title||Rep. Hatton Sumners (D-TX); Sen. Henry Ashurst (D-AZ)||ch 872, 54 Stat 1134||X||nothing in statute; prohibiting transportation of convict-made goods; PNT incorrectly lists name as Sumners-Amherst|
|Glass Reserve Note Act (see Federal Reserve Act)||Sponsor||Glass Reserve Note Act (see Federal Reserve Act)||"Federal Reserve Act"||Rep. Carter Glass (D-VA)||12 USC 226||ch 6, 38 Stat 251||N||short title - "Federal Reserve Act" - beginning of statute; Rep. Carter Glass was chair of the House Banking and Currency Committee and sponsored the bill|
|Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Amendments of 1998||Honor||Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Amendments of 1998||"Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Amendments of 1998"||Rep. Carl D. Perkins (KY) was chair of the Committee on Education and Labor for 16 years until his death in 1984.||20 USC 2301||105-332||112 Stat 3076||Y||short title, also is amending law previously named for Perkins|
|War Department Civil Appropriations Act, 1938||Description||War Department Civil Appropriations Act, 1938||"War Department Civil Appropriations Act, 1938"||Ch. 511, 50 Stat 515|
|Tucker Act (Claims)||Sponsor||Tucker Act (Claims)||NO short title||Rep. John Randolph Tucker (VA)||ch 359, 24 Stat 505||Y||Statutized by reference in ch 315, 47 Stat 420 (1932)|
|Camp W. G. Williams Land Exchange Act of 1989||Location||Camp W. G. Williams Land Exchange Act of 1989||At Title IX - "Camp W. G. Williams Land Exchange Act of 1989"||Army National Guard camp named for Brigadier Gen. W. G. Williams||101-628 (title IX)||104 Stat 4499||Y||short title at Title IX; name of camp|
|Emergency Appropriation Act, fiscal year 1935||Description||Emergency Appropriation Act, fiscal year 1935||"Emergency Appropriation Act, fiscal year 1935"||Ch. 648, title II, 48 Stat 1021|
|Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008||Honor||Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008||"Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008"||Sen. Paul Wellstone (MN) and Sen. Pete Domenici (NM)||42 USC 201 (note)||110-343, div C, title V, subtitle B, section 511||122 Stat 3881||Y||
Letter from David Wellstone, Co-Founder of Wellstone Action, 110 CR H8620, Sept. 23, 2008.
|short title and subtitle name|
|Sisk Act||Sponsor||Sisk Act||NO short title||Rep. Bernice Sisk (D-CA) (male)||16 USC 484a (note)||90-171||81 Stat 531||Y||"Sisk Act" statutized in definitions section 2(a)(11) of 120 Stat 1218; though also mentioned in as "commonly known as Sisk Act" in S.340 of 111 Stat 1603|