Legislative Histories of Selected U.S. Laws
on the Internet: Free Sources

Part of LLSDC's Legislative Source Book

By Popular Name Order | By Public Law Number Order  | Explanatory Notes
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LLSDC's Union List of Legislative Histories (1790-2002) and Statute Cite Finder (1789-Current)

By Popular Name Order

Administrative Procedure Act, 1946 (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Pub. L. 79-404, June 11, 1946, 60 Stat. 237 (5 USC § 551 et seq.)

Agricultural Adjustment Act, 1933 & subsequent farm legislation  (NALC Leg. Hist.)
Pub. L. 73-10, May 12, 1933, 48 Stat. 31 (7 USC § 601 et. seq.) (7 CFR Pt. 900 et. seq.)

American Deregulation Act of 1978 (Hathi/Cmte Print)
Pub. L. 95-504, Oct. 24, 1978, 92 Stat. 1705

American Indian Trust Fund Management Reform Act of 1994 (DOJ Leg. Hist. (H.R. 4833 - LoC)
Pub. L. 103-412, Oct. 25, 1994, 108 Stat. 4239 (25 USC § 4001 et seq.) (25 CFR pt. 1200)

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Hathi/Cmte Print, v. 2, v. 3)
Pub. L. 101-336, July 26, 1990, 104 Stat. 327 (42 USC § 12101 et. seq.)

Animal Welfare Act, 1966 & subsequent amdts (USDA Leg. Hist.)
Pub. L. 89-544, Aug. 24, 1966, 80 Stat. 350 (7 USC § 2131 et. seq.) (9 CFR pts. 1, 2, 3, 4)

Anti Car Theft Act of 1992 (DOJ Leg. Hist.) (H.R. 4542 - LOC)
Pub. L. 102-519, Oct. 25, 1992, 106 Stat. 3384 (49 USC § 30501 et seq.; 49 USC 33101 et seq. )

Antidumping Act of 1921 (DOC Leg. Hist.; pin=guest)
Pub. L. 67-10, May 27, 1921, ch. 14, Title II, 42 Stat. 11 
(19 USC §§ 160-171, repealed; see 19 USC § 1671 et. seq.) (19 CFR pt. 351, 354)

Antitrust Civil Process Act of 1962  (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Pub. L. 87-664, 76 Stat. 548, Sept. 19, 1962

Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act (Tunney Act) (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Pub. L. 93-538, 88 Stat. 1706, Dec. 21, 1974

Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Hathi/Cmte Print, v.2)
Pub. L. 99-177, Title II, Dec. 12, 1985, 99 Stat. 1038 (2 USC sec. 900 et seq.)

Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (FRB Leg. Hist.) (S. 256 -LoC
Pub. L. 109-8, April 20, 2005, 119 Stat, 23 (11 USC § 101, et. seq.)

Captive Wildlife Safety Act, 2003  (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Pub. L. 108-191, 117 Stat. 2871, Dec. 19, 2003 

Child custody and visitation enforcement, 1998 (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Pub. L. 105-374, 112 Stat. 3383, Nov. 12, 1998

Church Arson Prevention Act of 1996 (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Pub. L. 104-155, 110 Stat. 1392, July 3, 1996

Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act of 2000 (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Pub. L. 106-185, 114 Stat. 203, Apr. 25, 2000

Civil Rights Act of 1964, Titles VII and XI (Hathi/EEOC Leg. Hist.)
Pub. L. 88-352, July 2, 1964, 78 Stat. 241 (42 USC sec. 2000e et seq.)

Civil Rights Attorney's Fees Awards Act of 1976 (Hathi/Cmte Print)
Pub. L. 94-559, Oct. 19, 1976, 90 Stat. 2641

Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (Hathi/Cmte Print, v. 2)
Pub. L. 95-454, Oct. 13, 1978, 92 Stat. 1111

Clean Air Amendments of 1970 (Hathi/Cmte Print)
Pub. L. 91-604, Dec. 31, 1970, 84 Stat. 1676 (42 USC sec. 7407 et al.)

Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (Hathi/Cmte Print, v.2, v.3)
Pub. L. 101-549, Nov. 15, 1990, 104 Stat. 2399 (42 USC sec. 7505a et seq.)

Clean Water Act of 1977 (Hathi/Cmte Print v.3, v.4)
Pub. L. 95-217, Dec. 27, 1977, 91 Stat. 1566 (33 USC sec. 1294 et seq.)

Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (DOC Leg. Hist.; pin=guest) (Hathi/Cmte Print)
Pub. L. 92-583, Oct. 27, 1972, 86 Stat. 1230 (16 USC §§ 1451-1464) (15 CFR pt. 923, 930)

Coastal Zone Management Act Amendments of 1976 (DOC Leg. Hist.; pin=guest)  (S. 586 - LoC)
Pub. L. 94-370, July 26, 1976, 90 Stat. 1013 (16 USC §§ 1451-1464)  (15 CFR pt. 923, 930)

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, & Liability Act of 1980
Pub. L. 96-510, Dec. 11, 1980, 94 Stat. 2767 (Hathi/Cmte Print, v. 2, v. 3,)

Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (Hathi/Cmte Print)
Pub. L. 93-344, July 12, 1974, 88 Stat. 297 (2 USC 681 et seq.)

Congressional franking reform, 1973 (Hathi/Cmte Print)
Pub. L. 93-191, Dec. 18, 1973, 87 Stat. 737 (39 USC 3210)

Consumer Product Safety Act, 1972 (Hathi/BNA)
Pub. L. 92-573, Oct. 27, 1972, 86 Stat. 1207 (15 USC 2051 et. seq.)

Copyrights (Title 17 revision & codification, 1947 & related acts)
Selected historical documents (IP Mall) (does not include 1947 Act history)
Pub. L. 80-281, July 30, 1947, 61 Stat. 652 (17 USC § 101 et. seq.) (37 CFR Pt. 201 et. seq.)

Copyright Law: Revision and Recodification, 1976 (DOC Leg. Hist.; pin=guest)  (S. 22 - LoC)
Pub. L. 94-553, Oct. 19, 1976, 90 Stat. 2541-2598
(17 USC § 101 et. seq.) (19 CFR pt. 133 37 CFR Pt. 201 et. seq.)

Crime Control Act of 1973 (Hathi/DoJ)
Pub. L. 93-83, Aug, 6, 1973, 87 Stat. 197

Criminal penalties for damage to religious property, 1988  (DOJ Leg. Hist.) 
Pub. L. 100-346, 102 Stat. 644, Jun. 24, 1988

Customs Court Act of 1980 (DoC Leg. Hist.; click on specific history)
Pub. L. 96-417, Oct. 10, 1980, 94 Stat. 1727

Dent act, 1919 (war contracts and expenses)  DOJ Leg. Hist.) 
Pub. L. 65-322, 49 Stat. 1272, Mar. 2, 1919

Department of Agriculture Act, 1862 (Hathi / DoAgr, 1866-1911 Leg. Hist.)
37th Cong, Sess. II, ch. 72, 12 Stat. 387

Department of Commerce and Labor, an act to establish (DOC Leg. Hist; click on specific history)
Pub. L. 57-87, Feb. 14, 1903, ch. 552, 32 Stat. 825 (15 USC §1501 et. seq.) (15 CFR Pt. 0-29)

Department of Education Organization Act, 1979 (Hathi/Cmte Print)
Pub L. 96-88, Oct. 17, 1979, 93 Stat. 668 (20 USC 3401 et seq.)

Department of Justice, An act to establish the; 1870 (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
41st Cong., Sess. II, Ch. 150, 16 Stat. 162, Jun. 22, 1870

Department of the Interior and related appropriations (Hathi/ERDA)
Pub. L. 94-165, Dec. 23, 1975, 89 Stat. 983

Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 1998 (IP Mall Leg. Hist.) (H.R. 2281 - LoC)
Pub. L. 105-304, Oct. 28, 1998, 112 Stat. 2860 (17 USC Ch 12 & 13)

Diplomatic Relations Act, 1978 (Hathi/Cmte Print)
Pub. L. 95-393, Sept. 30, 1978, 92 Stat. 808 (22 USC 254a, et seq.)

District of Columbia Home Rule Act, 1973 (Hathi/Cmte Print, pt.2)
Pub. L. 93-198, Sec. 24, 1973, 87 Stat. 774

District of Columbia independent audit act, 1974 (Hathi/Cmte Print)
Pub. L. 94-399, Sept. 4, 1976, 90 Stat. 1205

Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, 2010 (FRB Leg. Hist.) (H.R. 4173 - LoC)
Pub. L. 111-203, July 21, 2010, 124 Stat. 1376 (12 USC § 5301 et seq.)

Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Pub. L. 99-508, 100 Stat. 1848, Oct. 21, 1986

Electronic Freedom of Information Amendments Act of 1996 (DOJ Leg. Hist) (H.R. 3802 - LoC)
Pub. L. 104-231, Oct. 2, 1996, 110 Stat. 3048 (5 U.S.C. § 552 note)

Emergency relief appropriations act, 1936 (Hathi/Resettlement Admin.)
Pub. L. 74-739, Title II, ch. 689, 49 Stat. 1608 (15 USC sec. 712a)  

Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) (Hathi/Cmte Print, v.2, v.3)
Pub. L. 93-406, Sept. 2, 1974, 88 Stat. 829 (29 USC § 1001 et. seq.) (29 CFR Pt. 2500-2599)

Endangered Species Act of 1973  (ESWR Leg. Hist.) (Hathi/Cmte Print)
Pub. L. 93-205, 87 Stat. 884, Dec. 28, 1973 
Also contains LH of 1976 and 1977 amdts - PL 94-325, 94-359, 95-212

Endangered Species Act, 2003 amendments re: DOD exempted areas  (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Pub. L. 108-136, 117 Stat. 1433, Nov. 24, 2003

Energy Policy Act of 1992 (Hathi/Cmte Print, v.2, v.3, v.4, v.5, v.6) (Cong.)
Pub. L. 102-486, Oct. 24, 1992, 106 Stat. 2776 (42 USC sec. 13211 et al.)

Energy Supply and Environmental Coordination Act of 1974 (Hathi/Cmte Print, v.2)
Pub. L. 93-319, June 22, 1974, 88 Stat. 246 (15 USC sec. 791 et seq.)

Enhanced Federal Security Act of 2000  (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Pub. L. 106-547, 114 Stat. 2738, Dec. 19, 2000 

Equal Pay Act of 1963 (Hathi - BNA Leg, Hist.)
Pub. L. 88-38, June 10, 1963, 77 Stat. 56 (29 USC sec. 206(d)

Export Administration Act of 1965 (Doc Leg. Hist.; click on specific history)
Pub L. 89-63, June 30, 1965, 79 Stat. 209

Export Administration Act of 1969 (DoC Leg. Hist.; click on specific history)
Pub. L. 91-184, Dec. 30, 1969, 83 Stat. 841

Export Administration Act of 1972 (DOC Leg. Hist.; pin=guest)
Pub. L. 92-412, Title I, Aug. 29, 1972, 86 Stat. 644-646 (50 USC App. 2401 et. seq.) (15 CFR pt. 730 et. seq.)

Export Administration Act of 1974 (DoC Leg. Hist.; click on specific history)
Pub. L. 93-500, Oct. 29, 1974, 88 Stat. 1552

Export Administration Amendments of 1977 (DoC Leg. Hist.; click on specific history)
Pub. L. 95-52, June 22, 1977, 91 Stat. 235

Export Administration Act of 1979 (DOC Leg. Hist.; pin=guest) (S. 737 - LoC)
Pub. L. 96-72, Sept. 29, 1979, 93 Stat. 503 (50 USC App. 2401 et. seq.) (15 CFR Pt. 730-780)

Export Administration Amendments Act of 1985 (DoC Leg. Hist.; click on specific history)
Pub. L. 99-64, Titles I & II, July 12, 1985, 99 Stat. 120, 157

Export Control Act of 1949 (DoC Leg. Hist,; click on specific history)
Pub. L. 81-11, Feb. 26, 1949, ch. 11, 63 Stat. 7

Export Trading Company Act of 1982 (DOC Leg. Hist.; pin=guest) (S. 734 - LoC)
Pub. L. 97-290, Title I, Oct. 8, 1982, 96 Stat. 1233 (15 USC §§ 4001-4003) (no CFR cite)

Fair Labor Standards Amendments of 1974 (Hathi/Cmte Print)
Pub. L. 93-259, Apr. 8, 1974, 88 Stat. 830 (29 USC 201 et al.)

False Claims Amendments Act of 1986  (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Pub. L. 99-562, 100 Stat. 3153, Oct. 27, 1986

Federal Advisory Committee Act, 1972 (FACA) (Hathi/Cmte Print)
Pub. L. 92-463, Oct. 6, 1972, 86 Stat. 770 (5 USC App. 2)

Federal Airport Act, 1946 (Hathi/Cmte Print, v.2)
Pub. L. 79-377, May 13, 1946, ch. 251, 60 Stat. 170

Federal Alcohol Administration Act, 1935 (Leg. Hist. via Internet Archive)
Pub. L. 74-401, Aug. 29, 1935, 49 Stat. 977 (27 USC § 201 et. seq.) (27 CFR pt. 1 et. seq.)

Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969 (renamed) (Leg. Hist. - DoL) (Hathi/Cmte Print, pt. 2)
Pub. L. 91-173, Dec. 30, 1969, 83 Stat. 742 (30 U.S.C. § 801 et seq.) (30 C.F. R. pt. 1 et. seq.)

Federal Election Campaign Act Amendments of 1979 (Hathi/FEC)
Pub. L. 96-187., Jan. 8, 1980, 93 Sttat. 1339 (no long in effect)

Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and Its Amendments (Hathi/FDA v.6 - 24 vols & 7 appendices)
Pub. L. 75-717, Jun. 25, 1938, ch. 675, 52 Stat. 1040 (21 USC sec. 301 et seq.)

Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Leg. Hist. - DoL) (S. 717 - LoC) (Hathi/Cmte Print)
Pub. L. 95-164, Nov. 9, 1977, 91 Stat. 1290 (30 U.S.C. § 801 et seq.) (30 C.F. R. pt. 1 et. seq.)

Federal Register Act, 1935 (FRB/LLSDC Leg. Hist.)
Pub. L. 74-220, ch. 417, July 26, 1935, 49 Stat. 500 (44 U.S.C. § 1501 et. seq.) (1 C.F.R. pt. 1 et. seq.)

Federal Reserve Act, 1913 (FRB/LLSDC Leg. Hist.)
Pub. L.63-43, ch. 6, Dec. 23 1913, 38 Stat. 251 (12 U.S.C. § 221 et. seq.) (12 C.F.R. pt. 201 et. seq.)

Federal Tort Claims Act, 1966 amendment  (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Pub. L. 89-506, 80 Stat. 306, July 18, 1966

Federal Trade Commission Act, 1914 (Hathi / Natl Assn Manuf. Leg. Hist.)
Pub. L. 63-203, Sept. 26, 194, ch. 311, 38 Stat. 717 (15 USC sec. 41 et seq.

Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 (Hathi/Cmte Print, v.2)
Pub. L. 92-500, Oct. 18, 1972, 86 Stat. 816

Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976 (Hathi/Cmte Print)
Pub. L. 94-265, Apr. 13, 1976, 90 Stat. 331 (16 USC sec. 1801 et seq.)

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (DOJ Leg. Hist.) (S. 305 - LoC)
Pub. L. 95-213, Title I, Dec. 19, 1977, 91 Stat. 1494 (15 USC § 78dd-1 et. seq.) (28 CFR pt. 80)

Foreign Investment and National Security Act of 2007 (DoC Leg. Hist.; click on specific history)
Pub. L. 110-49, July 26, 2007, 121 Stat. 246

Foreign Investors Tax Act of 1966 (Hathi/Cmte Print, v. 2)
Pub. L. 89-809, Nov. 13, 1966, 80 Stat. 1541

Franking privilege, act of Congressional reform (Hathi/Cmte Print) (H.R. 3180 - LoC)
Pub L. 93-191, Dec. 18, 1973, 87 Stat. 737 (2 USC § 501-502; 39 USC § 3210 et seq.)

Freedom of Information Act, 1966, 1967 (GW U - Leg. Hist. (Hathi/Cmte Print) (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Pub. L. 89-487, July 4, 1966, 80 Stat. 250
Pub. L. 90-23, June 5, 1967, 81 Stat. 54, 56 (5 USC § 552)

Government in the Sunshine Act, 1976 (DOC Leg. Hist.; pin=guest) (Hathi/Cmte Print) (S. 5 - LoC)
Pub. L. 94-409, Sept. 13, 1976, 90 Stat. 1241 (5 USC § 552b) (each agency has its own regs under Act)

Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (NARF Leg. Hist.) (S. 1214 - LoC)
Pub. L. 95-608, Nov. 8, 1978, 92 Stat. 3069 (25 USC § 1901 et. seq.) (25 CFR pt. 23)

Indian Health Care Improvement Act, 1976 (IHS Leg. Hist.) (S. 522 - Loc)
Pub. L. 094-437, Sept. 30, 1976, 90 Stat. 1400, et al. (25 USC § 1601 et seq.)

Internal revenue acts of the United States, 1909-1950 (Hathi/Hein)
legislative histories, laws, and administrative documents, 118 vols. edited by B. Reams

Justice System Improvement Act of 1979 (Hathi/DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Pub. L. 96-157, Dec. 27, 1979, 93 Stat. 1167

Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 (Hathi/DoJ Leg. Hist.)
Pub. L. 93-415, Sept. 7, 1974, 88 Stat. 1109 (42 USC sec. 5601 et seq.)

Labor Management Relations Act, 1947 (Taft-Hartley Act) (29 USC sec. 171 et seq.)
Pub. L. 80-101, Jun. 23, 1947, ch. 120, 61 Stat. 136 (Leg. Hist. NLRB, v. 2) (Hathi/Cmte Print)

Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (Landrum-Griffin Act) (Hathi/NLRB, v.2)
Pub. L. 86-257, Sept. 14, 1959, 73 Stat. 519 (29 USC Sec. 401 et seq.) (Hathi/Chamber of Comm.)

Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, 2011 (Pillsbury Leg. Hist. - requires regis.)  (H.R. 1249 - LoC)
Pub. L. 112-29, Sept. 16, 2011, 125 Stat. 284 (35 USC 1§  et seq.) (37 CFR pt. 1 et seq.) (Doc Leg. Hist.; click on specific history)

Major Fraud Act of 1988  (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Pub. L. 100-700, 102 Stat. 4631, Nov. 19, 1988

Marine Resources and Engineering Development Act of 1966
Pub. L. 89-454, June 17, 1966, 80 Stat. 203 (DoC Leg. Hist; click on specific history)

Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act of 2000 (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Pub. L. 106-523, 114 Stat. 2488, Nov. 22, 2000

Motor Carrier Act, 1935 (Hathi/Wagner Leg. Hist.) (Hathi / Leg. Hist. 1935-1954)
Pub. L. 74-255, Aug. 9, 1935, ch. 498, 49 Stat. 543

National Emergencies Act, 1976 (Hathi/Cmte Print)
Pub. L. 94-412, Sept. 14, 1976, 90 Stat. 1255 (50 USC 1601 et seq.)

National Labor Relations Act, 1935 (Hathi/NLRB, v. 2)
Pub. L. 74-198, July 5, 1935, 49 Stta. 449 (29 USC 151 et seq.)

National Labor Relations Act Amdt - coverage of non-profit hospitals
Pub. L. 93-360, July 26, 1974, 88 Stat. 395 (Hathi/Cmte Print)

National Science & Technology Policy, Organization and Priorities Act of 1976 (Hathi/Cmte Print)
Pub. L. 94-282, May 11, 1976, 90 Stat. 459 (42 USC sec. 6601 et seq.)

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, 1990 (Natl Park Serv Leg. Hist.)
Pub. L. 101-601, Nov. 16, 1990, 104 Stat. 3048 (H.R. 5237 - LoC) (25 USC § 3001 et seq.) (43 CFR pt. 10)

National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966 (DOT Leg. Hist., v.2)
Pub. L. 89-563, Sept. 9, 1966, 80 Stat. 718

Noise Control Act of 1972 (Hathi/Cmte Print)
Pub. L. 92-574, Oct. 27, 1972, 86 Stat. 1234 (42 USC sec. 4901 et seq.)

Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act of 1978 (Hathi/Cmte Print)
Pub. L. 95-242, Mar. 10, 1978, 92 Stat. 120 (22 USC 3210 et seq.

Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA) (Hathi/Cmte Print)
Pub. L. 91-596, Dec. 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 1590 (29 USC 651 et seq.)

Office of Government Ethics Authorization Act of 2001  (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Pub. L. 107-119, 115 Stat. 2382, Jan. 15, 2002

Older Workers Benefit Protection Act, 1990 (Hathi/Cmte Print)
Pub. L. 101-433, Oct. 16, 1990, 104 Stat. 978

Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Street Act of 1968 (Hathi/DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Pub. L. 90-351, June 19, 1968, 82 Stat. 197 (42 USC sec. 3711 et al.)

Omnibus Crime Control Act, 1999 amend. to include railroad police in FBI training (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Pub. L. 106-110, 113 Stat. 1497, Nov. 24, 1999

Omnibus insular area act, 1980 (Hathi/Cmte Print)
Pub. L. 96-205, Mar. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 84  

Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 (DoC Leg. Hist.; click on specific history)
Pub. L. 100-418, Aug. 23, 1988, 102 Stat. 1107

Patent Law: Revision and Codification, 1952 (DOC Leg. Hist.; pin=guest)
Patent Laws - selected historical documents, 1790 to current (IP Mall)
Pub. L. 82-593, July 19, 1952, 66 Stat. 792 (35 USC § 1 et. seq.) (37 CFR pt. 1)

Postal Reorganization Act Amendments of 1976 (Hathi/Cmte Print)
Pub. L. 94-421, Sept. 24, 1976, 90 Stat. 1303

Pregnancy Discrimination Act, 1978 (Hathi/Cmte Print)
Pub. L. 95-555, Oct. 31, 1078, 92 Stat. 2076

Prison Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (Reams/Manz UM Leg. Hist.
Pub. L. 104-134, 110 Stat. 1321, Apr. 26, 1996

Privacy Act of 1974 (S. 3418 - LoC); (Hathi/Cmte Print; (LoC/Cmte Print)
Pub. L. 93-579, Sep. 13, 1976, 90 Stat. 1241 (5 USC § 552a) (12 CFR pt. 261a)

Railway Labor Act, 1926 & as amended to 1966 (Hathi/Cmte Print)
Pub. L. 69-257, May 20, 1926, ch. 347, 44 Stat. 577

Reclamation Projects Authorization and Adjustment Act of 1992 (Hathi/Cmte Print, ,v. 2)
Pub. L. 102-575, Oct. 30, 1992, 106 Stat. 4600 (43 USC 390h et seq.)

Redwood National Park Expansion Act of 1978 (Hathi/Cmte Print) (H.R. 3813 - LoC)
Pub. L. 95-250, Mar. 27, 1978, 92 Stat. 163

Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993  (DOJ Leg. Hist)
Pub. L. 103-141, 107 Stat. 1488, Nov. 16, 1993

Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000  (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Pub. L. 106-274, 114 Stat. 803, Sept. 22, 2000

Reorganization Revision Plan No. 3 of 1979 (DOC Leg. Hist.; pin=guest)
Reorganization plans became law if Congress failed to disapprove them
(See H. Res. 428 & S. Res. 245 - LoC)

Reserve Forces Act of 1955 (Hathi/Cmte Print)
Pub. L. 84-305, Aug. 9, 1955, ch. 665, 69 Stat. 598

Revenue Act of 1962 (Hathi/Cmte Print)
Pub. L. 87-834, Oct. 16, 1962, 76 Stat. 960

Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 (Hathi/Cmte Print)
Pub. L 93-523, Dec. 16, 1974, sec. 2(a), 88 Stat. 1661 (42 USC sec. 300f et seq.)

Saline Water Conservation Act, 1952 (Haith/DoI)
Pub. L. 82-448, July 3, 1952, 66 Stat. 328 (repealed)

Sarbannes-Oxley Act of 2002 (accounting/investor reforms) (Hathi/S. Hrg. 107-948, v. 3, v. 4)
Pub. L. 107-204, July 30, 2002, 116 Stat. 745 (H.R. 3762 - LoC)

Savings and loan holding companies act, 1959  (FRB/LLSDC Leg. Hist.)
Pub. L. 86-374, Sep. 23, 1959, 73 Stat. 691(12 U.S.C. § 1467a) (12 C.F. R. pt. 238)

Social Security Act (SSA Leg. Hist.)
Pub. L. 74-271, Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, 49 Stat. 620 (42 U.S.C. § 301 et seq.) (20 C.F.R. pt. 401 et. seq.)

Social Security Amendments of 1972 - Title XI- Professional Standards Review (Hathi/ HEW)
Pub. L. 92-603, Oct. 30, 1972,86 Stat. 1329, 1429) 

Social Security Amendments of 1983 (Hath/SSA Leg. Hist.)
Pub. L. 98-21, Apr. 20, 1983, 97 Stat. 65

Solar Heating and Cooling Demonstration Act of 1974 (Hathi/Cmte Print)
Pub. L. 93-409, Sept. 3, 1974, 88 Stat. 1069 (42 USC sec. 5501 et seq.)

Solid Waste Disposal Act, 1965 (Hathi/Cmte Print)
Pub. L. 89-272, Title II, Oct. 20, 1965, 79 Stat. 997 (42 USC sec. 6901 et seq.)

Speedy Trial Act of 1974, Title I (Hathi/Leg. Hist. FJC)
Pub. L. 93-619, Jan. 3, 1975, 88 Stat. 2076 (18 USC sec. 3161 et seq.)

Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (Leg. Hist. - OSMRE)
Pub. L. 95-87, Aug. 3, 1977, 91 Stat. 445 (30 U.S.C. § 1201 et seq.) (30 C.F. R. pt. 700 et. seq.)

Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986
Pub. L. 99-499, Oct. 17, 1986, 100 Stat. 1613 (Hathi/Cmte Print, v. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)

Tariff Act of 1930 (Smoot-Hawley Act) (DoC Leg. Hist.; click on specific history)
Pub. L. 71-361, Jun. 17, 1930, ch. 497, 46 Stat. 590

Technology Related Assistance for Individuals With Disabilities Act Amdts of 1994 (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Pub. L. 103-218, 108 Stat. 50, Mar. 9, 1994

Telemarketing Fraud Prevention Act of 1998 (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Pub. L. 105-184, 112 Stat. 520, Jun. 23, 1998

Toxic Substances Control Act, 1976 (Hathi/Cmte Print) (Cmte Print LH - Internet Archive)
Pub. L. 94-469, 90 Stat. 2003, Oct. 11, 1976

Trade Act of 1974 (DOC Leg. Hist.; pin=guest) (H.R. 10710 - Loc)
Pub. L. 93-618, Jan. 3, 1975, 88 Stat. 1978 (19 USC § 2101 et. seq.) (15 CFR pt. 2001 et. seq.)

Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (DOC Leg. Hist.; pin=guest) (H.R. 4537 - LoC)
Pub. L. 96-39, July 26, 1979, 93 Stat. 144 (19 USC § 2501 et. seq.) (no general CFR cite)

Trade and Tariff Act of 1984 (DOC Leg. Hist.; pin=guest) (H.R. 3398 - LoC)
Pub. L. 98-573, Oct. 30, 1984, 98 Stat. 3000 (19 USC § 2101 et. seq.) (no general CFR cite)

Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (Hathi/Cmte Print, pt. 2)
Pub. L. 87-794, Oct. 11, 1962, 76 Stat. 872 (19 USC 1801 et seq.)

Trademark Laws (Lanham Act, 1946 et. al.)
Selected historical documents (IP Mall Leg. Histories) (incomplete)
Pub. L. 79-489, July 5, 1946, 60 Stat. 427 (15 USC § 1051 et. seq.)

Trading with the Enemy Act, amendments 1977 (DoC Leg. Hist.; click on specific history)
Pub. L. 95-223, Dec. 28, 1977, 91 Stat. 1625

Tribal Self-Governance Amendments of 2000 (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Pub. L. 106-260, 114 Stat. 711, Aug. 18, 2000

Truth in Lending Act, 1968 (FRB/LLSDC Leg. Hist.)
Pub. L. 90-321, May 29, 1968, Title I, 82 Stat. 146 (15 U.S.C. § 1601 et seq.) (12 CFR pt. 226)

Uniform Code of Military Justice (Leg. Hist. - LoC)
Pub. L. 81-506, May 5, 1950, ch. 169, 64 Stat. 108 (10 U.S.C. § 801 et seq.)

USA PATRIOT ACT (Leg. Hist. - Center for Democracy) (H.R. 3162 - LoC)
Pub. L. 107-56, Oct. 26, 2001, 115 Stat. 272 (18 USC § 2702 et. al.) (31 USC § 5311 et. al.)

Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (Hathi/DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Pub. L. 98-473. Title II, ch. XIV, Oct. 12, 1984, 98 Stat. 2170 (42 USC 10601 et al.

War Crimes Act of 1996 (DOJ Leg. Hist.) (H.R. 3680 - Loc)
Pub. L. 104-192, Aug. 26, 1996, 110 Stat. 2104 (18 § USC 2441)

Water Quality Act of 1987 (and earlier related laws) (Hathi/Cmte Print, v. 3-4) (H.R. 1)
Pub. L. 100-4, Fed. 4, 1987, 101 Stat. 7 

Welfare and Pension Plans Disclosure Act, 1958 (Hathi/DoL)
Pub. L. 85-836, Aug. 28, 1958, 72 Stat. 997

Worker Adjustment and Notification Retraining Act, 1988 (Hathi/Cmte Print)
Pub. L. 100-379, Aug. 4, 1988, 192 Stat. 390


By Public Law Number Order

 

37th Cong, Sess. II, ch. 72, 12 Stat. 387
Department of Agriculture Act, 1862 (Hathi / DoAgr, 1866-1911 Leg. Hist.)

41st Cong., Sess. II, Ch. 150, 16 Stat. 162, Jun. 22, 1870 (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Department of Justice, An act to establish the; 1870

Pub. L. 57-87, Feb. 14, 1903, ch. 552, 32 Stat. 825 (DOC Leg. Hist.; click on specific history))
Department of Commerce and Labor, an act to establish (15 USC § 1501 et. seq.) (15 CFR Pt. 0-29)

Pub. L.63-43, ch. 6, Dec. 23 1913, 38 Stat. 251  (FRB/LLSDC Leg. Hist.)
Federal Reserve Act, 1913 (12 U.S.C. 221 et. seq.) (12 C.F.R. pt. 201 et. seq.)

Pub. L. 63-203, Sept. 26, 194, ch. 311, 38 Stat. 717 (15 USC sec. 41 et seq.)
Federal Trade Commission Act, 1914 (Hathi / Natl Assn Manuf. Leg. Hist.)

Pub. L. 65-322, 49 Stat. 1272, Mar. 2, 1919 DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Dent act, 1919 (war contracts and expenses)

Pub. L. 67-10, May 27, 1921, ch. 14, Title II, 42 Stat. 11 (DOC Leg. Hist.; pin=guest)
Antidumping Act of 1921 (19 CFR pt. 351, 354)
(19 USC §§ 160-171, repealed; see 19 USC 1671 et. seq.)  (19 CFR pt. 351, 354)

Pub. L. 69-257, May 20, 1926, ch. 347, 44 Stat. 577
Railway Labor Act, 1926 & as amended to 1966 (Hathi/Cmte Print)

Pub. L. 71-361, Jun. 17, 1930, ch. 497, 46 Stat. 590
Tariff Act of 1930 (Smoot-Hawley Act) (DoC Leg. Hist.; click on specific history)

Pub. L. 73-10, May 12, 1933, 48 Stat. 31 (NALC Leg. Hist.)
Agricultural Adjustment Act, 1933 & subsequent farm legislation
(7 USC § 601 et. seq.) (7 CFR Pt. 900 et. seq.)

Pub. L. 74-198, July 5, 1935, 49 Stta. 449 (29 USC 151 et seq.)
National Labor Relations Act, 1935 (Hathi/NLRB, v. 2)

Pub. L. 74-220, ch. 417, July 26, 1935, 49 Stat. 500  (FRB/LLSDC Leg. Hist.)
Federal Register Act, 1935 (44 U.S.C. § 1501 et. seq.) (1 C.F.R. pt. 1 et. seq.)

Pub. L. 74-255, Aug. 9, 1935, ch. 498, 49 Stat. 543
Motor Carrier Act, 1935 (Hathi/Wagner Leg. Hist.)

Pub. L. 74-271, Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, 49 Stat. 620  (SSA Leg. Hist.)
Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. § 301 et seq.) (20 C.F.R. pt. 401 et. seq.)

Pub. L. 74-401, Aug. 29, 1935, 49 Stat. 977  (Leg. Hist. via Internet Archive)
Federal Alcohol Administration Act, 1935 (27 USC 201 et. seq.) (27 CFR pt. 1 et. seq.)

Pub. L. 74-739, Title II, ch. 689, 49 Stat. 1608 (15 USC sec. 712a)
Emergency relief appropriations act, 1936 (Hathi/Resettlement Admin.)

Pub. L. 75-717, Jun. 25, 1938, ch. 675, 52 Stat. 1040 (21 USC sec. 301 et seq.)
Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and Its Amendments (Hathi/FDA v.5 - 24 vols & 7 appendices)

Pub. L. 79-377, May 13, 1946, ch. 251, 60 Stat. 170
Federal Airport Act, 1946 (Hathi/Cmte Print, v.2)

Pub. L. 79-404, June 11, 1946, 60 Stat. 237  (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Administrative Procedure Act, 1946 (5 USC 551 et seq.)

Pub. L. 79-489, July 5, 1946, 60 Stat. 427  (IP Mall Leg. Histories) (incomplete)
Trademark Laws (Lanham Act, 1946 et. al.) (15 USC § 1051 et seq.)
Selected historical documents 

Pub. L. 80-101, Jun. 23, 1947, ch. 120, 61 Stat. 136 (Leg. Hist. NLRB, v. 2) (Hathi/Cmte Print)
Labor Management Relations Act, 1947 (Taft-Hartley Act) (29 USC sec. 171 et seq.)

Pub. L. 80-281, July 30, 1947, 61 Stat. 652
Copyrights (Title 17 revision & codification, 1947 & related acts)
Selected historical documents (IP Mall) (does not include 1947 Act history)
(17 USC § 101 et. seq.)  (37 CFR Pt. 201 et. seq.)

Pub. L. 81-11, Feb. 26, 1949, ch. 11, 63 Stat. 7
Export Control Act of 1949 (DoC Leg. Hist,; click on specific history)

Pub. L. 81-506, May 5, 1950, ch. 169, 64 Stat. 108  (Leg. Hist. - LoC)
Uniform Code of Military Justice (10 U.S.C. § 801 et seq.)

Pub. L. 82-448, July 3, 1952, 66 Stat. 328 (repealed)
Saline Water Conservation Act, 1952 (Haith/DoI)

Pub. L. 82-593, July 19, 1952, 66 Stat. 792  (DOC Leg. Hist.; pin=guest)
Patent Law: Revision and Codification, 1952 (35 USC § 1 et. seq.) ((37 CFR pt. 1)
Patent Laws - selected historical documents, 1790 to current (IP Mall)

Pub. L. 84-305, Aug. 9, 1955, ch. 665, 69 Stat. 598
Reserve Forces Act of 1955 (Hathi/Cmte Print)

Pub. L. 85-836, Aug. 28, 1958, 72 Stat. 997
Welfare and Pension Plans Disclosure Act, 1958 (Hathi/DoL)

Pub. L. 86-257, Sept. 14, 1959, 73 Stat. 519 (29 USC Sec. 401 et seq.) (Hathi/Chamber of Comm.)
Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (Landrum-Griffin Act) (Hathi/NLRB, v.2)

Pub. L. 86-374, Sep. 23, 1959, 73 Stat. 691 (FRB/LLSDC Leg. Hist.)
Savings and loan holding companies act, 1959 (12 U.S.C. § 1467a) (12 C.F. R. pt. 238)

Pub. L. 87-664, 76 Stat. 548, Sept. 19, 1962 - (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Antitrust Civil Process Act of 1962

Pub. L. 87-794, Oct. 11, 1962, 76 Stat. 872 (19 USC 1801 et seq.)
Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (Hathi/Cmte Print, pt. 2)

Pub. L. 87-834, Oct. 16, 1962, 76 Stat. 960
Revenue Act of 1962 (Hathi/Cmte Print)

Pub. L. 88-38, June 10, 1963, 77 Stat. 56 (29 USC sec. 206(d)
Equal Pay Act of 1963 (Hathi - BNA Leg, Hist.)

Pub. L. 88-352, July 2, 1964, 78 Stat. 241 (42 USC sec. 2000e et seq.)
Civil Rights Act of 1964, Titles VII and XI (Hathi/EEOC Leg. Hist.)

Pub L. 89-63, June 30, 1965, 79 Stat. 209
Export Administration Act of 1965 (Doc Leg. Hist.; click on specific history)

Pub. L. 89-272, Title II, Oct. 20, 1965, 79 Stat. 997 (42 USC sec. 6901 et seq.)
Solid Waste Disposal Act, 1965 (Hathi/Cmte Print)

Pub. L. 89-454, June 17, 1966, 80 Stat. 203 (DoC Leg. Hist; click on specific history)
Marine Resources and Engineering Development Act of  1966

Pub. L. 89-487, July 4, 1966, 80 Stat. 250  (GW U - Leg. Hist.) (Hathi / Cmte Print) (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
and Pub. L. 90-23, June 5, 1967, 81 Stat. 54, 56 
Freedom of Information Act, 1966, 1967  (5 USC 552)

Pub. L. 89-506, 80 Stat. 306, July 18, 1966 (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Federal Tort Claims Act, 1966 amendment

Pub. L. 89-544, Aug. 24, 1966, 80 Stat. 350 (USDA Leg. Hist.)
Animal Welfare Act, 1966 et. seq.(7 USC § 2131 et. seq.) (9 CFR pts. 1, 2, 3, 4

Pub. L. 89-563, Sept. 9, 1966, 80 Stat. 718
National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966 (DOT Leg. Hist., v.2)

Pub. L. 89-809, Nov. 13, 1966, 80 Stat. 1541
Foreign Investors Tax Act of 1966 (Hathi/Cmte Print, v. 2)

Pub. L. 90-321, May 29, 1968, Title I, 82 Stat. 146  (FRB/LLSDC Leg. Hist.)
Truth in Lending Act, 1968 (15 U.S.C. § 1601 et seq.) (12 CFR pt. 226)

Pub. L. 90-351, June 19, 1968, 82 Stat. 197 (42 USC sec. 3711 et al.)
Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Street Act of 1968 (Hathi/DOJ Leg. Hist.)

Pub. L. 91-173, Dec. 30, 1969, 83 Stat. 742 (Leg. Hist. - DoL) (Hathi/Cmte Print, pt. 2)
Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969 (renamed)
(30 U.S.C. § 801 et seq.) (30 C.F. R. pt. 1 et. seq.)

Pub. L. 91-184, Dec. 30, 1969, 83 Stat. 841
Export Administration Act of 1969 (DoC Leg. Hist.; click on specific history)

Pub. L. 91-596, Dec. 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 1590 (29 USC 651 et seq.)
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA) (Hathi/Cmte Print)

Pub. L. 91-604, Dec. 31, 1970, 84 Stat. 1676 (42 USC sec. 7407 et al.)
Clean Air Amendments of 1970 (Hathi/Cmte Print)

Pub. L. 92-412, Title I, Aug. 29, 1972, 86 Stat. 644-646
Export Administration Act of 1972 (DOC Leg. Hist.; pin=guest)
(50 USC App. 2401 et. seq.) (15 CFR pt. 730 et. seq.)

Pub. L. 92-463, Oct. 6, 1972, 86 Stat. 770 (Hathi/Cmte Print)
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 1972 (FACA) (5 USC App. 2)

Pub. L. 92-500, Oct. 18, 1972, 86 Stat. 816
Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 (Hathi/Cmte Print, v.2)

Pub. L. 92-574, Oct. 27, 1972, 86 Stat. 1234 (42 USC sec. 4901 et seq.)
Noise Control Act of 1972 (Hathi/Cmte Print)

Pub. L. 92-573, Oct. 27, 1972, 86 Stat. 1207 (15 USC 2051 et. seq.)
Consumer Product Safety Act, 1972 (Hathi/BNA)

Pub. L. 92-583, Oct. 27, 1972, 86 Stat. 1230 (DOC Leg. Hist.; pin=guest)
Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (16 USC §§ 1451-1464) (15 CFR pt. 923, 930)

Pub. L. 92-603, Oct. 30, 1972,86 Stat. 1329, 1429)
Social Security Amendments of 1972 - Title XI- Professional Standards Review (Hathi/ HEW)

Pub. L. 93-83, Aug, 6, 1973, 87 Stat. 197
Crime Control Act of 1973 (Hathi/DoJ)

Pub. L. 93-191, Dec. 18, 1973, 87 Stat. 737 (39 USC 3210)
Franking privilege, act of Congressional reform (Hathi/Cmte Print) (H.R. 3180 - LoC)

Pub. L. 93-198, Sec. 24, 1973, 87 Stat. 774
District of Columbia Home Rule Act, 1973 (Hathi/Cmte Print, pt. 2)

Pub. L. 93-205, 87 Stat. 884, Dec. 28, 1973 (ESWR Leg. Hist.) (Hathi/Cmte Print)
Endangered Species Act of 1973
Also contains LH of 1976 and 1977 amdts - PL 94-325, 94-359, 95-212

Pub. L. 93-259, Apr. 8, 1974, 88 Stat. 830 (29 USC 201 et al.)
Fair Labor Standards Amendments of 1974 (Hathi/Cmte Print)

Pub. L. 93-319, June 22, 1974, 88 Stat. 246 (15 USC sec. 791 et seq.)
Energy Supply and Environmental Coordination Act of 1974 (Hathi/Cmte Print, v.2)

Pub. L. 93-344, July 12, 1974, 88 Stat. 297 (2 USC 681 et seq.)
Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (Hathi/Cmte Print)

Pub. L. 93-360, July 26, 1974, 88 Stat. 395 (Hathi/Cmte Print)
National Labor Relations Act Amdt - coverage of non-profit hospitals

Pub. L. 93-406, Sept. 2, 1974, 88 Stat. 829 (29 USC 1001 et. seq.) (29 CFR Pt. 2500-2599)
Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) (Hathi/Cmte Print, v.2, v.3)

Pub. L. 94-409, Sept. 3, 1974, 88 Stat. 1069 (42 USC sec. 5501 et seq.)
Solar Heating and Cooling Demonstration Act of 1974 (Hathi/Cmte Print)

Pub. L. 93-415, Sept. 7, 1974, 88 Stat. 1109 (42 USC sec. 5601 et seq.)
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 (Hathi/DoJ Leg. Hist.)\

Pub. L. 93-500, Oct. 29, 1974, 88 Stat. 1552
Export Administration Act of 1974 (DoC Leg. Hist.; click on specific history)

Pub. L 93-523, Dec. 16, 1974, sec. 2(a), 88 Stat. 1661 (42 USC sec. 300f et seq.)
Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 (Hathi/Cmte Print)

Pub. L. 93-538, 88 Stat. 1706, Dec. 21, 1974 (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act (Tunney Act)

Pub. L. 93-579, Sep. 13, 1976, 90 Stat. 1241  (S. 3418 - LoCHathi/Cmte Print; LOC/Cmte Print)
Privacy Act of 1974 (5 USC § 552a) (12 CFR pt. 261a)

Pub. L. 93-618, Jan. 3, 1975, 88 Stat. 1978  (DOC Leg. Hist.; pin=guest) (H.R. 10710 - LoC)
Trade Act of 1974 (19 § USC 2101 et. seq.) (15 CFR pt. 2001 et. seq.)

Pub. L. 93-619, Jan. 3, 1975, 88 Stat. 2076 (18 USC sec. 3161 et seq.)
Speedy Trial Act of 1974, Title I (Hathi/Leg. Hist. FJC)

Pub. L. 94-165, Dec. 23, 1975, 89 Stat. 983
Department of the Interior and related appropriations (Hathi/ERDA)

Pub. L. 94-265, Apr. 13, 1976, 90 Stat. 331 (16 USC sec. 1801 et seq.)
Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976 (Hathi/Cmte Print)

Pub. L. 94-412, Sept. 14, 1976, 90 Stat. 1255 (50 USC 1601 et seq.)
National Emergencies Act, 1976 (Hathi/Cmte Print)

Pub. L. 94-282, May 11, 1976, 90 Stat. 459 (42 USC sec. 6601 et seq.)
National Science & Technology Policy, Organization and Priorities Act of 1976 (Hathi/Cmte Print)

Pub. L. 94-370, July 26, 1976, 90 Stat. 1013 (S. 586 - LoC (DoC LH)
Coastal Zone Management Act Amendments of 1976 (16 USC §§ 1451-1464)  (15 CFR pt. 923, 930)

Pub. L. 94-399, Sept. 4, 1976, 90 Stat. 1205
District of Columbia independent audit act, 1974 (Hathi/Cmte Print)

Pub. L. 94-409, Sept. 13, 1976, 90 Stat. 1241 (DOC Leg. Hist.; pin=guest) (S.5 - LoC)
Government in the Sunshine Act, 1976 (5 USC § 552b) (each agency has its own regs under Act)

Pub. L. 94-412, Sept. 14, 1976, 90 Stat. 1255 (50 USC 1601 et seq.)
National Emergencies Act, 1976 (Hathi/Cmte Print)

Pub. L. 94-421, Sept. 24, 1976, 90 Stat. 1303
Postal Reorganization Amendments Act of 1976 (Hathi/Cmte Print) (H.R. 8603 - LoC)

Pub. L. 94-437, Sept. 30, 1976, 90 Stat. 1400 (IHS Leg. Hist.) (S. 522 - Loc)
Indian Health Care Improvement Act, 1976 (25 USC 1601 et seq.)

Pub. L. 94-469, 90 Stat. 2003, Oct. 11, 1976 (Hathi/Cmte Print) )(Cmte Print LH - Internet Archive)
Toxic Substances Control Act, 1976

Pub. L. 94-553, Oct. 19, 1976, 90 Stat. 2541-2598 (DOC Leg. Hist.; pin=guest) (S. 22 - LoC)
Copyright Law: Revision and Recodification, 1976 
(17 USC § 101 et. seq.) (19 CFR pt. 133, 37 CFR pt. 201 et. seq.)

Pub. L. 94-559, Oct. 19, 1976, 90 Stat. 2641
Civil Rights Attorney's Fees Awards Act of 1976 (Hathi/Cmte Print)

Pub. L. 95-52, June 22, 1977, 91 Stat. 235
Export Administration Amendments of 1977 (DoC Leg. Hist.; click on specific history)

Pub. L. 95-87, Aug. 3, 1977, 91 Stat. 445 (Leg. Hist. - OSMRE (H.R. 2 - LoC)
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977
(30 U.S.C. § 1201 et seq.) (30 C.F. R. pt. 700 et. seq.)

Pub. L. 95-164, Nov. 9, 1977, 91 Stat. 1290 (Leg. Hist. - DoL (S. 717 - LoC) (Hathi/Cmte Print)
Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (30 U.S.C. § 801 et seq.) (30 C.F. R. pt. 1 et. seq.)

Pub. L. 95-213, Title I, Dec. 19, 1977, 91 Stat. 1494 (DOJ Leg. Hist. (S. 305 - LoC)
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (15 USC § 78dd-1 et. seq.) (28 CFR pt. 80)

Pub. L. 95-217, Dec. 27, 1977, 91 Stat. 1566 (33 USC sec. 1294 et seq.)
Clean Water Act of 1977 (Hathi/Cmte Print v.3, v.4)

Pub. L. 95-223, Dec. 28, 1977, 91 Stat. 1625
Trading with the Enemy Act, amendments 1977 (DoC Leg. Hist.; click on specific history)

Pub. L. 95-242, Mar. 10, 1978, 92 Stat. 120 (22 USC 3210 et seq.)
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act of 1978 (Hathi/Cmte Print)

Pub. L. 95-250, Mar. 27, 1978, 92 Stat. 163
Redwood National Park Expansion Act of 1978 (Hathi/Cmte Print) (H.R. 3813 - LoC)

Pub. L. 95-393, Sept. 30, 1978, 92 Stat. 808 (22 USC 254a, et seq.)
Diplomatic Relations Act, 1978 (Hathi/Cmte Print)

Pub. L. 95-454, Oct. 13, 1978, 92 Stat. 1111
Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (Hathi/Cmte Print, v. 2)

Pub. L. 95-504, Oct. 24, 1978, 92 Stat. 1705
American Deregulation Act of 1978 (Hathi/Cmte Print)

Pub. L. 95-555, Oct. 31, 1078, 92 Stat. 2076
Pregnancy Discrimination Act, 1978 (Hathi/Cmte Print)

Pub. L. 95-608, Nov. 8, 1978, 92 Stat. 3069 (S. 1214 - LoC (NARF Leg. Hist.)
Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (25 USC 1901 et. seq.) (25 CFR pt. 23)

Pub. L. 96-39, July 26, 1979, 93 Stat. 144 (DOC Leg. Hist.; pin=guest) (H.R. 4537 - LoC)
Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (19 USC § 2501 et. seq.)

Pub. L. 96-72, Sept. 29, 1979, 93 Stat. 503  (DOC Leg. Hist.; pin=guest) (S. 737 - LoC)
Export Administration Act of 1979 (50 USC App. 2401 et. seq.) (15 CFR Pt. 730-780)

Pub L. 96-88, Oct. 17, 1979, 93 Stat. 668 (20 USC 3401 et seq.)
Department of Education Organization Act, 1979 (Hathi/Cmte Print

Pub. L. 96-157, Dec. 27, 1979, 93 Stat. 1167
Justice System Improvement Act of 1979 (Hathi/DOJ Leg. Hist.)

Pub. L. 96-187., Jan. 8, 1980, 93 Sttat. 1339 (no long in effect)
Federal Election Campaign Act Amendments of 1979 (Hathi/FEC)

Pub. L. 96-205, Mar. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 84
Omnibus insular area act, 1980 (Hathi/Cmte Print);

Pub. L. 96-417, Oct. 10, 1980, 94 Stat. 1727
Customs Court Act of 1980 (DoC Leg. Hist.; click on specific history)

Pub. L. 96-510, Dec. 11, 1980, 94 Stat. 2767 (Hathi/Cmte Print, v. 2, v. 3)
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, & Liability Act of 1980

Pub. L. 97-290, Title I, Oct. 8, 1982, 96 Stat. 1233  (DOC Leg. Hist.; pin=guest) (S. 734 - LoC)
Export Trading Company Act of 1982 (15 USC §§ 4001-4003) (no CFR cite)

Pub. L. 98-21, Apr. 20, 1983, 97 Stat. 65
Social Security Amendments of 1983 (Hath/SSA Leg. Hist.)

Pub. L. 98-473. Title II, ch. XIV, Oct. 12, 1984, 98 Stat. 2170 (42 USC 10601 et al.)
Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (Hathi/DOJ Leg. Hist.)

Pub. L. 98-573, Oct. 30, 1984, 98 Stat. 3000  (DOC Leg. Hist.' pin=guest) (H.R. 3398 - LoC)
Trade and Tariff Act of 1984 (19 USC § 2101 et. seq.) (no general CFR cite)

Pub. L. 99-64, Titles I & II, July 12, 1985, 99 Stat. 120, 157
Export Administration Amendments Act of 1985 (DoC Leg. Hist.; click on specific history)

Pub. L. 99-177, Title II, Dec. 12, 1985, 99 Stat. 1038 (2 USC sec. 900 et seq.)
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Hathi/Cmte Print, v.2)

Pub. L. 99-499, Oct. 17, 1986, 100 Stat. 1613 (Hathi/Cmte Print, v. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986

Pub. L. 99-508, 100 Stat. 1848, Oct. 21, 1986 (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Electronic Communications Privavcy Act of 1986

Pub. L. 99-562, 100 Stat. 3153, Oct. 27, 1986 (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
False Claims Amendments Act of 1986

Pub. L. 100-4, Fed. 4, 1987, 101 Stat. 7
Water Quality Act of 1987 (and earlier related laws) (Hathi/Cmte Print, v. 3-4) (H.R. 1)

Pub. L. 100-346, 102 Stat. 644, Jun. 24, 1988 (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Criminal penalties for damage to religious property, 1988

Pub. L. 100-379, Aug. 4, 1988, 192 Stat. 390
Worker Adjustment and Notification Retraining Act, 1988 (Hathi/Cmte Print)

Pub. L. 100-418, Aug. 23, 1988, 102 Stat. 1107
Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 (DoC Leg. Hist.; click on specific history)

Pub. L. 100-700, 102 Stat. 4631, Nov. 19, 1988 (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Major Fraud Act of 1988

Pub. L. 101-336, July 26, 1990, 104 Stat. 327 (Hathi/Cmte Print)
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 USC 12101 et. seq.)

Pub. L. 101-433, Oct. 16, 1990, 104 Stat. 978
Older Workers Benefit Protection Act, 1990 (Hathi/Cmte Print)

Pub. L. 101-549, Nov. 15, 1990, 104 Stat. 2399 (42 USC sec. 7505a et seq.)
Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (Hathi/Cmte Print, v.2, v.3)

Pub. L. 101-601, Nov. 16, 1990, 104 Stat. 3048 (Natl Park Serv Leg. Hist.) (H.R. 5237 - LoC)
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, 1990 (25 USC 3001 et seq.) (43 CFR pt. 10)

Pub. L. 102-486, Oct. 24, 1992, 106 Stat. 2776 (42 USC sec. 13211 et al.)
Energy Policy Act of 1992 (Hathi/Cmte Print v.2, v.3, v.4, v.5, v.6) (Cong.)

Pub. L. 102-519, Oct. 25, 1992, 106 Stat. 3384  (DOJ Leg. Hist.) (H.R. 4542 - LOC) 
Anti Car Theft Act of 1992 (49 USC § 30501 et seq.; 49 USC 33101 et seq. )

Pub. L. 102-575, Oct. 30, 1992, 106 Stat. 4600  (43 USC sec. 390h et seq.)
Reclamation Projects Authorization and Adjustment Act of 1992 (Hathi/Cmte Print, v. 2)

Pub. L. 103-141, 107 Stat. 1488, Nov. 16, 1993 (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993

Pub. L. 103-218, 108 Stat. 50, Mar. 9, 1994 (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Technology Related Assistance for Individuals With Disabilities Act Amdts of 1994

Pub. L. 103-412, Oct. 25, 1994, 108 Stat. 4239 (H.R. 4833 - LoC (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
American Indian Trust Fund Management Reform Act of 1994 (25 USC § 4001 et seq.) (25 CFR pt. 1200)

Pub. L. 104-134, 110 Stat. 1321, Apr. 26, 1996 (Reams/Manz UM Leg. Hist.)
Prison Litigation Reform Act of 1995

Pub. L. 104-192, Aug. 26, 1996, 110 Stat. 2104  (DOJ Leg. Hist.) (H.R. 3680 - Loc)
War Crimes Act of 1996 (18 USC 2441)

Pub. L. 104-155, 110 Stat. 1392, July 3, 1996 (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Church Arson Prevention Act of 1996

Pub. L. 104-231, Oct. 2, 1996, 110 Stat. 3048 (DOJ Leg. Hist.(H.R. 3802 - LoC
Electronic Freedom of Information Amdts Act of 1996 (5 U.S.C. § 552 note)

Pub. L. 105-184, 112 Stat. 520, Jun. 23, 1998 (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Telemarketing Fraud Prevention Act of 1998

Pub. L. 105-304, Oct. 28, 1998, 112 Stat. 2860 (H.R. 2281 - LoC (IP Mall Leg. Hist.)
Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 1998 (17 USC Ch 12 & 13)

Pub. L. 105-374, 112 Stat. 3383, Nov. 12, 1998 (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Child custody and visitation enforcement, 1998

Pub. L. 106-110, 113 Stat. 1497, Nov. 24, 1999 (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Omnibus Crime Control Act, 1999 amend. to include railroad police in FBI training

Pub. L. 106-185, 114 Stat. 203, Apr. 25, 2000 (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act of 2000

Pub. L. 106-260, 114 Stat. 711, Aug. 18, 2000 (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Tribal Self-Governance Amendments of 2000

Pub. L. 106-274, 114 Stat. 803, Sept. 22, 2000 (DOJ Leg. Hist.
Religious Land Use and Institutionalzed Persons Act of 2000

Pub. L. 106-523, 114 Stat. 2488, Nov. 22, 2000 (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act of 2000

Pub. L. 106-547, 114 Stat. 2738, Dec. 19, 2000 (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Enhanced Federal Security Act of 2000

Pub. L. 107-56, Oct. 26, 2001, 115 Stat. 272 (H.R. 3162 - LoC) (Leg. Hist. - Cntr for Democracy & Tech.)
USA PATRIOT ACT (18 USC § 2702 et. al.) (31 USC § 5311 et. al.)

Pub. L. 107-119, 115 Stat. 2382, Jan. 15, 2002 (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Office of Government Ethics Authorization Act of 2001

Pub. L. 107-204, July 30, 2002, 116 Stat. 745 (H.R. 3763 - LoC)
Sarbannes-Oxley Act of 2002 (accounting/investor reforms) (Hathi/S. Hrg. 107-948, v. 3, v. 4)

Pub. L. 108-136, 117 Stat. 1433, Nov. 24, 2003 (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Endangered Species Act, 2003 amendments re: DOD exempted areas

Pub. L. 108-191, 117 Stat. 2871, Dec. 19, 2003 (DOJ Leg. Hist.)
Captive Wildlife Safety Act, 2003

Pub. L. 109-8, April 20, 2005, 119 Stat, 23 (FRB/LLSDC Leg. Hist) (S. 256 -LoC)
Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (11 USC § 101, et. seq.)

Pub. L. 110-49, July 26, 2007, 121 Stat. 246
Foreign Investment and National Security Act of 2007 (DoC Leg. Hist.; click on specific history)

Pub. L. 111-203, July 21, 2010, 124 Stat. 1376 (FRB/LLSDC Leg. Hist) (H.R. 4173 - LoC)
Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, 2010 (12 USC § 5301 et seq.)

Pub. L. 112-29, Sept. 16, 2011, 125 Stat. 284 (H.R. 1249 - LoC (Pillsbury Leg. Hist. - requires regis.)
Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, 2011 (35 USC 1 et seq.) (37 CFR pt. 1 et seq.) (DoC Leg. Hist.; click on specific history)


Explanatory Notes

 

Some 150 legislative history sites are linked above and are selected from Internet sites that are freely available to the public, They were often prepared as U.S. Congressional committee prints and later digitized, such as most of those from Hathi Trust Digital Library. Other histories selected were prepared by certain Federal libraries or non-profit organizations. Special thanks goes to the libraries at the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the Federal Reserve Board for making available a number of legislative histories from their collections. For recent decades additional links are also provided to the bill histories on Congress.gov established and maintained by the Library of Congress.

Federal legislative histories are generally considered compilations of related documents to a specific U.S. public law that precede the law's enactment and that is how the term is used here.   The chronology of the bill's (or bills') development is normally set out as well, including related legislation in previous Congresses. Legislative histories assist Federal agencies and the courts to interpret the Congressional intent of various Federal laws or a law's provisions. The related listings to these notes are to individual laws in both alphabetical and public law number order with non-commercial histories having more detailed identifiers rather than just the popular name and public law number. The term "legislative history" is also, at times, given to related Congressional documents of both the original act and its subsequent amendments or to special collections of related documents on a particular topic like tax law or environmental law. These special collections are listed at the conclusion of the above lists. Finally, the term "legislative history" is sometimes given to mere descriptions of the historical development and perhaps the content of the original law and its amendments. However, the related lists to these notes only include histories with compiled Congressional documents related to a law and do not include those that only describe the history of a law.

Legislative history construction is a craft and relevant documents may not always be included, and sometimes, of course, not all of the documents to a history are available. Usually a legislative history includes the related public law, standing committee and conference reports, debates/discussion from the Congressional Record, various proposed bills in different versions, committee hearings, and perhaps a presidential signing statement, but more documents from different agencies and earlier congresses could be included as well. See Practitioner's Guide.

The Hathi Trust Digital Library (Hathi) is a partnership of major research libraries and institutions. It has an immense collection of digitized books including many Congressional committee prints, usually compiled by staff members of the Congressional Research Service, setting out the legislative histories of selected U.S. public laws. The Hathi collection also contains legislative histories compiled by U.S. government agencies. There are more than 80 histories linked above, many with multiple volumes,

Some 29 legislative histories from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Library have been placed on a public Internet site by the Department. These histories have largely been added without additional links to U.S.C., the C.F.R., and the Library of Congress (LoC).  Newer histories have been incorporated into a list of public laws you can cli ck on for the specific history,

Some 27 legislative histories from U.S. Department of Commerce (DoC) Library have been linked above. The pin number or word to the catalog is what you make it, The list suggests the word "guest." The Pop-up blocker function on your browser should also be turned off.

There are six selected legislative histories prepared by the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) Law Library  have been  downloaded to, or modified and represented on an LLSDC site.

Some 15 links are to legislative histories to U.S. public laws found on the Internet compiled by various organizations and agencies.  

Library of Congress (LoC) bill histories, or list of actions, and bill summaries are prepared by its Congressional Research Service and made available from 1973 (93rd Congress) to the present through Congress.gov, the Library's legislative database. Senate bill numbers begin with an "S." and House of Representatives bill numbers begin with an "H.R." From 1989 (101st Congress) to the present the text of bills and resolutions are available on Congress.gov and linked to each of its bill status/summary reports. From 1995 (104th Congress) forward committee reports are linked to the those reports and from 1999 (106th Congress) forward Congressional Record pages are also linked to the list of actions on each bill report. Currently, congressional hearings and Presidential signing statements are about the only legislative history documents not linked to Congress.gov bill reports. Congress.gov replaced THOMAS in 2016, but links to bill report sites on THOMAS have been redirected to Congress.gov bill report sites.

Public law numbers that uniquely identify a U.S. law have been assigned to U.S. statutes since 1908. The first number identifies the two year Congress and the second number is chronologically assigned to laws as they are enacted. However, it was not until 1957 that public law numbers were officially used for citation purposes. Before that time chapter numbers, for each congressional session, had been assigned to both public and private laws with a "statute" containing all the chapters in a particular congressional session. Thus many laws might have the same chapter number, even within the same congress. From 1995 to the present the text of public laws are available in PDF from the U.S. Government Printing Offices's database, FDsys.

The date of a public law is the day that the President signs it into law or the date when both congressional chambers override his veto. It is also the laws's effective date unless provisions within the law indicate otherwise.

The U.S. Statutes At Large contains all the public and private laws of the United States enacted by Congress since 1789. The first number of a statute citation identifies the volume number of the U.S. Statutes at Large (currently a volume number is assigned to each congressional session) followed by the beginning page number for a particular law (or title or section within a law). See U.S. Statutes At Large: Documents and Information Included.

The United States Code (USC) is an updated subject arrangement of all general and permanent laws of United States still in force. It does not include annual appropriations, name changes on public buildings, repealed laws, and other local or non-permanent matters. The USC was originally enacted in 1926 as "prima facie" evidence of the law, not positive law. On the face of it, the U.S. Code is the law of that land, but it is rebuttable by the presentation of prior statutes at variance with it. However, over time about half the 50 titles of the U.S. Code have been enacted into positive law while repealing related prior laws. The first number in a USC citation is the title and the second number is generally the section number. Provisions of public laws assigned as notes to sections in the USC also have the force of law as do statutory provisions omitted as unnecessary from the Code, but not repealed. See United States Code: Historical Outline and Explanatory Notes.

The Office of the Law Revision Counsel in the U.S. House Representatives is empowered to assign Code cites to new statutory provisions, to prepare the official U.S. Code for publication, and to prepare non-positive law titles of the U.S. Code for enactment (2 USC § 285 et. seq.). The links to the USC on this page are to those presented by the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell Law School, which obtains its data in various releases from the Office of the Law Revision Counsel. However, regardless of the release date, all information is updated in January of each year and it is generally one and one half to three years behind the current date. To check if a provision has changed see the U.S. Code Classification Tables published on the Web by the Office. Generally, only the primary U.S. Code cite of a particular law is listed for each of the above laws.

Links to the current Code of Federal Regualtions (CFR) is to the unofficial Beta site (e-CFR) on GPO Access, not to its annual CFR site. Agency regulations, promulgated pursuant to law, are first published in the Federal Register in proposed or final form where they are accompanied by explanations in the preamble. The matter in the CFR is just the finalized text of the regulations. The first number of a CFR cite is to the title and the second is to the CFR part. As with USC cites usually only one primary CFR cite is listed with the above public laws. See: A Research Guide to the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations.


See also:

Federal Legislative History 101, 2017 (16 p. - PDF)
Federal Legislative History Research: A Practitioner's Guide
How A Bill Becomes a Law (by Rep. Bob Michel, from the 1985 Cong. Record)


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