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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|
|Ryan White CARE Act Amendments of 2000||Victim||Ryan White CARE Act Amendments of 2000||"Ryan White CARE Act Amendments of 2000"||Ryan White was diagnosed with AIDS at age 13 and became an advocate for people with the disease. He died a few months before the original act passed in 1990.||42 USC 201 (note)||106-345||114 Stat 1319||Y||
Ryan White was diagnosed with AIDS at age 13 and became an advocate for people with the disease. He died a few months before the original act passed in 1990.
|short title and long title|
|Donald J. Cohen National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative||Honor||Donald J. Cohen National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative||1944 - NO short title; 2000 - "Youth Drug and Menthal Health Services Act"; 2001 - "Donald J. Cohen National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative"||Donald J. Cohen, child psychologist and pioneer in the field of childrens' mental health, who died in 2001.||42 USC 290hh-1(g)||106-310||114 Stat 1169||Y||No short title in original legislation or in 2000 amendment indicated in PNT. Amended to add short title "Donald J. Cohen Traumatic Stress Initiative" by 115 Stat 2201 (2002)|
|Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program Act of 2000||Honor||Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program Act of 2000||"Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program Act of 2000"||Sen. Paul Coverdell (GA), died in office on July 18, 2000.||22 USC 2517 (note)||106-309, title IV, section 408||114 Stat 1100||Y||
|John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System Act||Honor||John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System Act||"John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System Act"||Sen. John Chafee (RI) who died on October 24, 1999. Introduced after Chafee's death, though Congressional record indicates he worked on the law.||16 USC 3501||106-167||113 Stat 1803||Y||
CR S14005-14007, Nov. 4, 1999.
|statutory title -- law is specifically to redesignate the Coastal Barrier Resources System in John Chafee's name|
|Dugger Mountain Wildnerness Act of 1999||Location||Dugger Mountain Wildnerness Act of 1999||"Dugger Mountain Wildnerness Act of 1999"||Dugger Mountain in Alabama.||106-156||113 Stat 1741||Y||
|short title; act is naming area of federal lands as "Dugger Mountain Wilderness", named for Dugger Mountain|
|Father Theodore M. Hesburgh Congressional Gold Medal Act||Award||Father Theodore M. Hesburgh Congressional Gold Medal Act||"Father Theodore M. Hesburgh Congressional Gold Medal Act"||Father Theodore Hesburgh was president of Notre Dame University.||31 USC 5111 (note)||106-153||113 Stat 1733||Y||title of statute and short title; awarding congressional gold medal|
|John William Rolen Act||Honor||John William Rolen Act||"John William Rolen Act"||Bill Rolen, was Executive Director of the American Ex-POWs, died in fall 1999.||38 USC 101 (note)||106-117, title V, section 501||113 Stat 1573||Y||
|First Inventor Defense Act||Description||First Inventor Defense Act||"First Investor Defense Act of 1999"||35 USC 1||106-113, div B, section 1000(a)(9)||113 Stat 1536, 1501A-555||N||Subtitle C - starts at 1501A-555|
|Admiral James W. Nance and Meg Donovan Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2000 and 2001||Honor||Admiral James W. Nance and Meg Donovan Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2000 and 2001||"Admiral James W. Nance and Meg Donovan Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2000 and 2001"||Rear Admiral James Nance was an aide to Jesse Helms who died in May 1999 ; Meg Donovan was a Deputy Asst Secretary of State in the Clinton Admin and before that, a long-time staffer at House International Relations, who died in 1998||22 USC 2651||106-113 div B Section 1000(a)(7)||113 Stat 1536, 1501A-405||Y||
Nance - NYT Obit published 5/15/99 - http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9507EFD61F3FF936A25756C0A... Donovan - Cong record V. 145, Pt. 21, 31003, Nov 19, 1999
|PRIME Act||Acrostic||PRIME Act||"Program for Investment in Microentrepreneurs Act of 1999" or "PRIME Act"||15 USC 6901||103-425, title I, subtitle C (S 171 et seq), as added 106-102, title VII, S 725||113 Stat 1471||Y||short title at beginning of S 725, names that it is amending the Riegle Community Development and Regulatory Improvement Act of 1994|