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|
|Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007||Victim||Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007||"Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007"||Emmett Till was a 14-year-old African-American young man from Chicago who was brutally tortured and murdered after allegedly whistling at a white woman. The killers were tried but acquitted by an all-white jury.||28 USC 509 (note)||110-344||122 Stat 3934||Y||
H.Rpt.110-200, June 19, 2007.
|title of statute and short title|
|ART Act||Acrostic||ART Act||"Artists' Rights and Theft Prevention Act of 2005 or the ART Act"||17 USC 101||109-9, title I||119 Stat 218||N||short title at beginning of Title I of the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act of 2005|
|Federal Water Power Act||Description||Federal Water Power Act||"The Federal Water Power Act"||ch. 285, 41 Stat 1063|
|Lowden Act (Purchase of Embassy Buildings, etc.)||Sponsor||Lowden Act (Purchase of Embassy Buildings, etc.)||NO short title||Rep. Frank Orren Lowden, (R-IL)||22 USC 133||ch. 105, 36 Stat 917||N||Repealed by ch. 250, Section 7, 44 Stat 405; not statutized|
|Wheeler Coal-Miners Act (see Railroad Retirement Act of 1937)||Sponsor||Wheeler Coal-Miners Act (see Railroad Retirement Act of 1937)||NO short title||Sen. Burton Kendall Wheeler, (D-MT)||45 USC 231t||88 Stat 1305||N||Railroad Retirement Act of 1937 retdirects to Railroad Retirement Act of 1974; Seems to have initiall been 1934, then updated in 1937 then in 1974, but it's unclear where the Coal Miners come in.; 88 Stat 1305: title I short title at end "Railroad Retirement Act of 1974", still unclear where Coal Minders; "Wheeler" not statutized|
|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|
|Ramspeck-Mead Act||Sponsor||Ramspeck-Mead Act||NO short title||Rep. Robert Ramspeck (D-GA); Sen. James Mead (D-NY)||ch 346, 55 Stat 613||X||nothing in statute; amending Classification Act of 1923|
|Gold Reserve Act of 1934||Description||Gold Reserve Act of 1934||"Gold Reserve Act of 1934"||Ch. 6, 48 Stat 337|
|Hobbs Act (Anti-Racketeering)||Sponsor||Hobbs Act (Anti-Racketeering)||NO short title||Rep. Samuel Francis Hobbs, (D-AL)||18 USC 1951||ch. 537, 60 Stat 420||N||name not statutized|
|Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental and Native American Public Policy Act of 1992 (Renamed Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation Act)||Honor||Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental and Native American Public Policy Act of 1992 (Renamed 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)||20 USC 5601||102-259||106 Stat 78||Y||short title at beginning - "Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental and Native American Public Policy Act of 1992"|