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|
|Army Specialist Joseph P. Micks Federal Flag Code Amendment Act of 2007||Honor||Army Specialist Joseph P. Micks Federal Flag Code Amendment Act of 2007||"Army Specialist Joseph P. Micks Federal Flag Code Amendment Act of 2007"||Army Specialist Joseph P. Micks was a 22 years old when he was killed by an IED in Ar Ramadi, Iraq on July 8, 2006. He had been assigned to the 54th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade out of Bamberg.||4 USC 1||110-41||121 Stat 233||Y||
H. Rept. 110-139.
|Introduced by Rep. Bart Stupak; Micks was his constituent. Amends the law to allow the governor (or mayor of DC) to fly the U.S. flag at half-staff in the case of the death of active duty service members and officials, and requires flags at federal buildings within the jurisdiction to be flown at half-staff as well.|
|Help HAITI Act of 2010||Acrostic||Help HAITI Act of 2010||"Help Haitian Adoptees Immediately to Integrate Act of 2010" or "Help HAITI Act of 2010"||8 USC 1255 note||111-293||124 Stat 3175||Y||short title at beginning of statute|
|Susan B. Anthony Dollar Coin Act of 1978||Award||Susan B. Anthony Dollar Coin Act of 1978||"Susan B. Anthony Dollar Coin Act of 1978"||Susan B. Anthony, 1820-1906, suffragist and abolitionist.||31 USC 324b-1||95-447||92 Stat 1072||Y||creating the SBA dollar coin|
|Mickey Leland Childhood Hunger Relief Act||Honor||Mickey Leland Childhood Hunger Relief Act||"Mickey Leland Childhood Hunger Relief Act"||Rep. George Thomas (Mickey) Leland (TX), was Chairman of the Select Committee on Hunger. Killed in an aircraft crash in Ehtiopia while en route to a UN refugee camp.||7 USC 2011 (note)||103-66, title XIII, ch 3 (section 13901)||107 Stat 672||Y||short title (food stamps)|
|MINER Act||Acrostic||MINER Act||"Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of 2006" or "MINER Act"||30 USC 801||109-236||120 Stat 493||Y||short title at beginning of statute|
|Smith-Hughes Vocational Education Act||Sponsor||Smith-Hughes Vocational Education Act||NO short title||Sen. Hoke Smith (D-GA) and Rep. Dudley Hughes (D-GA)||20 USC 11 (note)||ch 114, 39 Stat 929||Y||"Smith-Hughes Vocational Education Act" statutized by 60 Stat 775|
|Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge Act||Honor||Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge Act||"Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge Act"||Silvo Conte was a champion of preservation, including of the Connecticut River.||16 USC 668dd (note)||102-212||105 Stat 1655||Y||
Findings in text of legislation.
|long title and short title; establishing refuge named for Conte, findings|
|Hillory J. Farias and Samantha Reid Date-Rape Drug Prohibition Act of 2000||Victim||Hillory J. Farias and Samantha Reid Date-Rape Drug Prohibition Act of 2000||"Hillory J. Farias and Samantha Reid Date-Rape Drug Prohibition Act of 2000"||Farias - 17-year-old Texas girl who died in 1996 after GHB had been slipped into her soda. Reid - 15-year-old girl who died in 1999 after GHB was slipped into her soda.||21 USC 801 (note)||106-172||114 Stat 7||Y||
Farias - CR H9866, Oct. 12, 1999, Statement of Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee; Reid - CR S14872, Nov. 19, 1999, Statement of Sen. Spencer Abraham.
|short title; guessing victims|
|Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2008||Victim||Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2008||"Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2008"||Debbie Smith was a rape survivor who testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the importance of testing the backlog of rape kits.||42 USC 13701 (note)||110-360||122 Stat 4008||Y|
|Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 1988||Honor||Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 1988||"Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 1988"||Sen. Jacob K. Javits (NY), died in 1986.||20 USC 3061||89-10, title IV, part B (section 4101)/100-297, title I, section 1001||102 Stat 237||Y||short title; Javits was a Senator from NY|