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|
|Jennifer's Law||Victim||Jennifer's Law||"Jennifer's Law"||Jennifer Wilmer, who went missing at age 21 in 1993 from California.||42 USC 14661 (note)||106-177, title II||114 Stat 36||Y||name of title and short title; grant awards to missing person's programs|
|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.
|Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Bicentennial Civic Center Act||Honor||Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Bicentennial Civic Center Act||"Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Bicentennial Civic Center Act"||President Dwight D. Eisenhower||92-520||86 Stat 1019||Y||title in enacting clause; also strange b/c the bill starts at Sec 2|
|ORBIT Act||Acrostic||ORBIT Act||"Open-market Reorganization for the Betterment of International Telecommunications Act" or "ORBIT Act"||47 USC 701||106-180||114 Stat 48||Y||short title at beginning of statute|
|Price-Anderson Amendments Act of 1988||Honor/Sponsor||Price-Anderson Amendments Act of 1988||"Price-Anderson Amendments Act of 1988"||Rep. Clinton Anderson (NM) and Rep. Charles Melvin Price (IL), both of whom went on to chair the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy.||42 USC 2210 (note)||100-408||102 Stat 1066||Y||also long title: "To Amend the Price-Anderson provisions of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954��_��__��_��___."|
|Marjory Stoneman Douglas Wilderness and Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Designation Act||Honor||Marjory Stoneman Douglas Wilderness and Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Designation Act||"Marjory Stoneman Douglas Wilderness and Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Designation Act"||Marjory Stoneman Douglas was an author and conservation activist who wrote about and advocated the preserveration of the Everglades. Ernest F. Coe led the creation of Everglades National Park.||16 USC 410r-5 (note)||105-82||111 Stat 1540||Y||
Findings in text of legislation.
|short title and long title; findings have information about the individuals for whom the park and center are named|
|Bob Stump National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003||Honor||Bob Stump National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003||"Bob Stump National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003"||Rep. Robert L. Stump (AZ) who retired in 2002||107-314||116 Stat 2458||Y||
Text of Legislation, Section 1(b)
|Rep Bob Stump honored in Section 1(b)|
|America COMPETES Act||Acrostic||America COMPETES Act||"America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science Act" or "America COMPETES Act"||20 USC 9801||110-69||121 Stat 572||Y||Reauthorized in 2010 at PL 111-358|
|Helping Heroes Keep Their Homes Act of 2010||Political Description||Helping Heroes Keep Their Homes Act of 2010||"Helping Heroes Keep Their Homes Act of 2010"||50 USC App 501||111-346||124 Stat 3622||Y||short title at beginning of statute|
|Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act||Honor||Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act||"Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act"||James Brady, Ronald Reagan's press secretary who was shot by Hinkley in the course of his assassination attempt.||18 USC 921||103-159 (Title I)||107 Stat 1536||Y||name in short title; also Title I listed as "Brady Handgun Control"|