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|
|Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assisstance Act||Honor||Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assisstance Act||"Disaster Relief Act of 1974"||Robert T. Stafford, Representative and Senator from Vermont, helped shepherd the original bill.||42 USC 5121 (note)||93-288||88 Stat 143||Y||short title amended to include "Robert T. Stafford" by 102 Stat 4689 (1988)|
|Hillory J. Farias and Samantha Reid Date-Rape Drug Prohibition Act of 2000||Victim||Hillory J. Farias and Samantha Reid Date-Rape Drug Prohibition Act of 2000||"Hillory J. Farias and Samantha Reid Date-Rape Drug Prohibition Act of 2000"||Farias - 17-year-old Texas girl who died in 1996 after GHB had been slipped into her soda. Reid - 15-year-old girl who died in 1999 after GHB was slipped into her soda.||21 USC 801 (note)||106-172||114 Stat 7||Y||
Farias - CR H9866, Oct. 12, 1999, Statement of Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee; Reid - CR S14872, Nov. 19, 1999, Statement of Sen. Spencer Abraham.
|short title; guessing victims|
|Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008||Honor||Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008||"Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008"||Sen. Paul Wellstone (MN) and Sen. Pete Domenici (NM)||42 USC 201 (note)||110-343, div C, title V, subtitle B, section 511||122 Stat 3881||Y||
Letter from David Wellstone, Co-Founder of Wellstone Action, 110 CR H8620, Sept. 23, 2008.
|short title and subtitle name|
|National Stolen Property Act||Description||National Stolen Property Act||"National Stolen Property Act"||Ch. 333, 48 Stat 794|
|Walter-Logan Act (see Administrative Procedure Act)||Sponsor||Walter-Logan Act (see Administrative Procedure Act)||"Administrative Procedure Act"||Rep. Francis E. Walter (D-PA); Sen. Marvel M. Logan (D-KY)||5 USC note prec 551||ch 324, 60 Stat 237||N||short title at beginning; Seems as though "Walter-Logan Act" was really a failed 1941 version that was vetoed by the President. The Emerging Concept of Administrative Procedure, Paul R. Verkuil, Columbia Law Review , Vol. 78, No. 2 (Mar., 1978), pp. 258-329, 261 (http://www.jstor.org/stable/1121898)|
|Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation Act||Honor||Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation Act||"Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental and Native American Public Policy Act of 1992"||Rep. Morris K. Udall (AZ) and his brother Rep. Stewart L. Udall (AZ)||20 USC 5601 (note)||102-259||106 Stat 78||Y||Establishing scholarship foundation honoring Morris Udall; Stewart Udall added in 2009.|
|ENHANCE 911 Act of 2004||Acrostic||ENHANCE 911 Act of 2004||"Ensuring Needed Help Arrives Near Callers Employing 911 Act of 2004" or "ENHANCE 911 Act of 2004"||47 USC 901||108-494, title I||118 Stat 3986||Y||short title at beginning of statute|
|Food and Forage Act||Description||Food and Forage Act||NO short title||ch 84, S 10, 12 Stat 220||X||R.S. 3732; nothing in statute|
|Webb-Pomerene Act (Export Trade)||Sponsor||Webb-Pomerene Act (Export Trade)||NO short title||Rep. Edwin Webb (D-NC) and Sen. Atlee Pomerene (D-OH)||15 USC 66||ch 50, 40 Stat 516||Y||"Webb-Pomerene" is codified at 15 USC 66, added by 90 Stat 1397 (Hart-Scott-Rodino)|
|Ransdell Act||Sponsor||Ransdell Act||NO short title||Sen. Joseph Ransdell (D-LA) (1913-1930)||ch 320, 46 Stat 379||X||nothing in statute; establishing NIH|