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|
|Esch Water Power Act (see Federal Power Act)||Sponsor||Esch Water Power Act (see Federal Power Act)||"The Federal Water Power Act"||John Jacob Esch, (R-WI)||16 USC 791a||ch 285, 41 Stat 1063||N||
|"Esch" not statutized; short titled at end|
|Warren Act (Reclamation)||Sponsor||Warren Act (Reclamation)||NO short title||Sen Francis Emroy Warren, (R-WY)||43 USC 523 (note)||ch 141, 36 Stat 925||N||
|name not statutized; "Warren Act" noted in USC|
|Rankin Veterans Act||Sponsor||Rankin Veterans Act||NO short title||Rep. John Rankin (D-MS)||ch 109, 53 Stat 652||X||
|nothing in statute|
|William Levi Dawson Chair of Public Affairs Act||Award||William Levi Dawson Chair of Public Affairs Act||"William Levi Dawson Chair of Public Affairs Act"||Rep. William Levi Dawson (IL), attended Fisk University.||96-374, title XIII, part H, subpart 3 (section 1381)||94 Stat 1503||Y||
|short title; establishing named chair at Fisk University|
|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)|
|Rosa's Law||Victim||Rosa's Law||"Rosa's Law"||Rosa Marcellino, an 8-year-old girl with intellectual disabilities, whose parents and older siblings had become advocates for eliminating the use of the phrase "mentally retarded" in public policy and laws because of the stigma and discrimination it invites.||20 USC 1400 (note)||111-256||124 Stat 2643||Y||
CR S11433, Nov. 17, 2009, Statement of Sen. Barbara Mikulski (sponsor).
|Corporation of Foreign Bondholders Act, 1933||Description||Corporation of Foreign Bondholders Act, 1933||"Corporation of Foreign Bondholders Act, 1933"||Ch. 38, title II, 48 Stat 74|
|District of Columbia Unemployment Compensation Act||Description||District of Columbia Unemployment Compensation Act||"District of Columbia Unemployment Compensation Act"||Ch. 794, 49 Stat 946|
|Granger-Thye Act||Sponsor||Granger-Thye Act||NO short title||Rep. Walter Granger (D-UT)||ch. 97, 64 Stat 82||X||
|nothing in statute|
|Marjory Stoneman Douglas Wilderness and Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Designation Act||Honor||Marjory Stoneman Douglas Wilderness and Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Designation Act||"Marjory Stoneman Douglas Wilderness and Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Designation Act"||Marjory Stoneman Douglas was an author and conservation activist who wrote about and advocated the preserveration of the Everglades. Ernest F. Coe led the creation of Everglades National Park.||16 USC 410r-5 (note)||105-82||111 Stat 1540||Y||
Findings in text of legislation.
|short title and long title; findings have information about the individuals for whom the park and center are named|