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|
|Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1918||Description||Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1918||"The Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act"||Ch. 20, 40 Stat 440|
|Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act||Honor||Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act||"Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act"||Rep. Sonny Bono (CA), former entertaininer, died in a skiing accident on January 5, 1998.||17 USC 101 (note)||105-298, title I||112 Stat 2827||Y||short title; Bono died Jan 5, 1998|
|Spark M. Matsunaga Hydrogen Act of 2005||Honor||Spark M. Matsunaga Hydrogen Act of 2005||"Spark M. Matsunaga Hydrogen Act of 2005"||Spark M. Matsunaga, Representative and Senator from Hawaii, died on April 15, 1990.||42 USC 12401 (note)||109-58, title VIII||119 Stat 844||Y||Amending 1990 act named for Matsunaga|
|Spark M. Matsunaga Hydrogen Research, Development, and Demonstration Act of 1990||Honor||Spark M. Matsunaga Hydrogen Research, Development, and Demonstration Act of 1990||"Spark M. Matsunaga Hydrogen Research, Development, and Demonstration Act of 1990"||Spark M. Matsunaga, Representative and Senator from Hawaii, died on April 15, 1990.||42 USC 12401 (note)||101-566||104 Stat 2797||Y||long title and short title; establishing program named for Matsunaga; Senator from HI, died in April 1990|
|Special Agent Samuel Hicks Families of Fallen Heroes Act||Honor/Victim||Special Agent Samuel Hicks Families of Fallen Heroes Act||"Special Agent Samuel Hicks Families of Fallen Heroes Act"||Samuel Hicks was a Special Agent with the FBI, killed on duty in 2008.||5 USC 101 (note)||111-178||124 Stat 1262||Y||short title; PA FBI agent killed in 2008|
|SPEECH Act||Acrostic||SPEECH Act||"Securing the Protection of our Enduring and Established Constitutional Heritage Act" or "SPEECH Act"||28 USC 1||111-223||124 Stat 2380||Y||short title at beginning of statute|
|Spence Act (Savings and Loan Holding Companies)||Sponsor||Spence Act (Savings and Loan Holding Companies)||NO short title||Rep. Brent Spence (D-NY)||86-374||73 Stat 691||X||nothing in statute; amends National Housing Act|
|Spoils of War Act of 1994||Political Description||Spoils of War Act of 1994||"Spoils of War Act of 1994"||50 USC 2201||103-236, title V, part B, S 551||108 Stat 482||N|
|Spooner Act (Panama Canal)||Sponsor||Spooner Act (Panama Canal)||NO short title||Sen. John Spooner (R-WI), author||ch 1302, 32 Stat 481||X||
http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=S000741; also 12.15.1905 NYT article (on file); also http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/560906/John-Spooner?anchor=ref...
|creating Panama Canal|
|Springer Act (see Special Laws Prohibition Act (Territories))||Sponsor||Springer Act (see Special Laws Prohibition Act (Territories))||NO short title||Rep. William McKendree Springer, (D-IL)||48 USC 1471||ch 818, 24 Stat 170||N||name not statuted (neither Springer nor Special Laws Prohibition Act)|