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|
|Right to Work Law||Description||Right to Work Law||NO short title||29 USC 164||ch 372, S 14, 49 Stat 457||N||nothing in statute about "Right to Work", cited as the "National Labor Relations Act"; "Right to Work" never statutized|
|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)|
|National Firearms Act||Description||National Firearms Act||"National Firearms Act"||26 USC 5849||Ch. 757, 48 Stat 1236|
|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|
|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|
|Pittman Act||Sponsor||Pittman Act||NO short title||Sen. Key Pittman, (D-NE)||ch 63, 40 Stat 535||X||nothing in statute; about silver and gold and coinage|
|Jones-McCormack Act (Saturday Half Holidays)||Sponsor||Jones-McCormack Act (Saturday Half Holidays)||NO short title||Rep. John McCormack (D-MA); Most likely Sen. Wesley L. Jones (R-WA)||ch. 396, 46 Stat 1482||X||Hard to tell whether the sponsor is Sen. Wesley Jones or Rep. John Jones, because the entry in the Cong. Rec. index for the bill has a typo and does not give the correct page for the Senate introduction of the measure. However, Rep. Jones did not participate in the House debate, and Sen. Jones chaired the Appropriations Committee at the time, so it seems more likely that he was the sponsor for whom the bill is named.|
|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"|
|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|
|Morrill Act (Tariff)||Sponsor||Morrill Act (Tariff)||NO short title||Rep. Justin Morrill (R-VT)||ch 68, 12 Stat 178||X||nothing in statute|