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|
|Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009||Victim||Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009||"Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009"||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)||111-87||123 Stat 2885||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.
|Davis-Bacon Act||Sponsor||Davis-Bacon Act||NO short title||Rep. Robert L. Bacon (R-NY) (1923-1938); Sen. James John Davis (R-PA) (1930-1945)||40 U.S.C. 3141-3148||ch. 411, 46 Stat 1494||X||statutized as "Davis-Bacon Act" by 116 Stat. 1062 (2002); also listed in PNT as "Bacon-Davis Act"|
|District of Columbia Unemployment Compensation Act||Description||District of Columbia Unemployment Compensation Act||"District of Columbia Unemployment Compensation Act"||Ch. 794, 49 Stat 946|
|Bodie Protection Act of 1994||Location||Bodie Protection Act of 1994||"Bodie Protection Act of 1994"||Bodie Bowl, CA||103-433 (Title X)||108 Stat 4509||Y||Named for "Bodie Bowl" in CA|
|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.|
|Porter Resolution (Narcotic Drugs)||Sponsor||Porter Resolution (Narcotic Drugs)||NO short title||Rep. Stephen Geyer Porter, (R-PA)||ch 190, 42 Stat 1431||X||nothing in statute; asking President to ask other countries not to grow so many drugs|
|Buy American Act of 1988||Political Description||Buy American Act of 1988||"Buy American Act of 1988"||41 USC 101||100-418, title VII||102 Stat 1545||Y||short title at beginning of statute|
|No entry||Description||No entry||"Second Deficiency Act, Fiscal Year 1923"||Ch. 29, 42 Stat 1154|
|Landrum-Griffin Act (See Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959)||Sponsor||Landrum-Griffin Act (See Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959)||"Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959"||Sen. Robert Paul Griffin, (R-MI); Rep. Philip Mitchell Landrum, (D-GA)||29 USC 401||86-257||73 Stat 519||N||short title at beginning; "Landrum-Griffin" not statutized|
|Jones Amendment (Liquor Advertisements)||Sponsor||Jones Amendment (Liquor Advertisements)||NO short title||Sen. Wesley L. Jones (R-WA)||ch. 162, section 5, 39 Stat 1069||X||nothing in statute; See The Reed "Bone-Dry" Amendment, John K. Graves, Virginia Law Review , Vol. 4, No. 8 (May, 1917), pp. 634-642 (the other Sen. Jones did not enter into office until Mar. 4, 1917, after the Amendment was introduced)|