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|
|Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007||Victim||Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007||"Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007"||Emmett Till was a 14-year-old African-American young man from Chicago who was brutally tortured and murdered after allegedly whistling at a white woman. The killers were tried but acquitted by an all-white jury.||28 USC 509 (note)||110-344||122 Stat 3934||Y||
H.Rpt.110-200, June 19, 2007.
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|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||
|Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance, Research and Education Amendments of 2008||Honor||Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance, Research and Education Amendments of 2008||"Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance, Research and Education Amendments of 2008"||Sen. Paul Wellstone (MN); amends the 2001 MD-CARE Act which was sponsored by Wellstone.||42 USC 201 (note)||110-361||122 Stat 4010||Y||
|QI Program Supplemental Funding Act of 2008||Description||QI Program Supplemental Funding Act of 2008||"QI Program Supplemental Funding Act of 2008"||42 USC 14305||110-379||122 Stat 4075||N||short title at beginning of statute; QI stands for Qualifying Individual, but is only spelled out in Section 2|
|Michelle's Law||Victim||Michelle's Law||"Michelle's Law"||Michelle Morris, who was a full-time college student at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire when she was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2003. She had to remain a full-time student in order to stay on her parents' health insurance as a dependent. She died in 2005.||42 USC 201 (note)||110-381||122 Stat 4081||Y||
H.Rpt. 110-806, Part I, July 30, 2008.
|Let Our Veterans Rest in Peace Act of 2008||Political Description||Let Our Veterans Rest in Peace Act of 2008||"Let Our Veterans Rest in Peace Act of 2008"||28 USC 994||110-384||122 Stat 4094||N||short title at beginning of statute|
|Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act||Political Description||Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act||"Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act"||15 USC 6551||110-385, title II||122 Stat 4102||N||short title at beginning of statute|
|KIDS Act of 2008||Acrostic||KIDS Act of 2008||"Keeping the Internet Devoid of Sexual Predators Act of 2008" or "KIDS Act of 2008"||42 USC 16901||110-400||122 Stat 4224||Y||short title at beginning of statute; of course, if the acronym rules were taken seriously, this would be the KIDS Predators Act of 2008��_��__��_��___|
|PROTECT Our Children Act of 2008||Acrostic||PROTECT Our Children Act of 2008||"Providing Resources, Officers, and Technology To Eradicate Cyber Threats to Our Children Act of 2008" or "PROTECT Our Children Act of 2008"||42 USC 17601 note||110-401||122 Stat 4229||Y||short title at beginning of statute|
|Prioritizing Resrouces and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008||Acrostic||Prioritizing Resrouces and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008||"Prioritizing Resrouces and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008"||15 USC 8101||110-403||122 Stat 4256||Y||short title at beginning of statute; no mention of acronym in statute, but referred to as PRO-IP|