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|
|Walsh-Healey Act||Sponsor||Walsh-Healey Act||NO short title||Sen. David Walsh, (D-MA); Rep. Arthur Healey (D-MA)||41 USC 101 (note)||ch 881, 49 Stat 2036||Y||amended to include "Walsh-Healey Act" as short title in 1994 by 108 Stat 3409|
|Augustus F. Hawkins-Robert T. Stafford Elementary and Secondary School Improvement Amendments of 1988||Honor/Sponsor||Augustus F. Hawkins-Robert T. Stafford Elementary and Secondary School Improvement Amendments of 1988||"Augustus F. Hawkins-Robert T. Stafford Elementary and Secondary School Improvement Amendments of 1988"||Rep. Augustus F. Hawkins (CA) was chairman of the Education and Labor Committee at the time the bill passed. Sen. Robert T. Stafford (VT) retired in 1988. Hawkins sponsored the House legislation but Stafford was not the sponsor of the Senate vehicle.||20 USC 6301||100-297||102 Stat 130||Y||short title; Gus Hawkins was chair of the Ed and Labor Comm at the time; Stafford was Sen from VT (Stafford loans are named for him) but was not Ed Comm chair|
|Morris K. Udall Parkinson's Disease Research Act of 1997||Honor||Morris K. Udall Parkinson's Disease Research Act of 1997||"Morris K. Udall Parkinson's Disease Research Act of 1997"||Rep. Morris K. Udall (AZ)||42 USC 201 (note)||105-78, title VI, section 603||111 Stat 1519||Y||short title|
|Daniel Patrick Moynihan Lake Champlain Basin Program Act of 2002||Honor||Daniel Patrick Moynihan Lake Champlain Basin Program Act of 2002||"Daniel Patrick Moynihan Lake Champlain Basin Program Act of 2002"||Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (NY)||33 USC 1251 (note)||107-303, title II||116 Stat 2358||Y||short title; Moynihan was one of the sponsors of the underlying bill (1990, Lake Champlain Special Designation Act), he had retired from the Senate in 2000|
|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.
|Hatch Act Reform Amendments of 1993||Sponsor||Hatch Act Reform Amendments of 1993||"Hatch Act Reform Amendments of 1993"||Rep. William Hatch, (D-MO)||5 USC 7301||103-94||107 Stat 1001||Y||unumbered section 1; amends Hatch Political Activity Act|
|Chimpanzee Health Improvement, Maintenance, and Protection Act||Acrostic||Chimpanzee Health Improvement, Maintenance, and Protection Act||"Chimpanzee Health Improvement, Maintenance, and Protection Act"||42 USC 201||106-551||114 Stat 2752||Y||obvious abbreviation is not included anywhere in bill, nor does it come up in floor debates (no report)|
|Protect America Act||Political Description||Protect America Act||"Protect America Act"||50 USC 1801||110-55||121 Stat 552||Y||short title at beginning of statute; FISA amendment|
|FOR VETS Act of 2010||Acrostic||FOR VETS Act of 2010||"Formerly Owned Resources for Veterans to Express Thanks for Service Act of 2010" or "FOR VETS Act of 2010"||40 USC 101||111-338||124 Stat 3590||Y||short title at beginning of statute|
|Berry Amendment||Sponsor||Berry Amendment||NO short title||Likely named for Rep. Marion Berry (AR) who was in office when the provision was made permanent. There was no one named Berry serving in Congress when the first provision was included in the Defense Approprations Act in 1941.||10 U.S.C. 2533a||Y||Originally passed by Congress in 1941 as a part of the defense appropriation, and included in subsequent defense appropriations acts. It was made permanent in Fiscal Year 1994 by section 8005 of PL 103-139 and subsequently codified as 10 U.S.C. 2533a in 2002 by section 832 of PL 107-107. ; "Berry" statutized in title of Section 827, 117 Stat 1392.|