Surveying the acronyms, slogans and victim names that serve as titles for measures introduced in Congress and other legislative bodies, some of which may graduate to the U.S. Code and other statute books.
Rep. Sam Graves (R., Mo.) gives us the ACCESS Act. Here's the whole bill:
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the `Airport Master Plan Customer Convenience Enhancement, Security, and Sustainability Act of 2011' or the `ACCESS Act of 2011'.
SEC. 2. AIRPORT MASTER PLANS.
Section 47101 of title 49, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
`(i) Additional Goals for Airport Master Plans- In addition to the goals set forth in subsection (g)(2), the Secretary of Transportation shall encourage (including through Federal Aviation Administration advisory circulars) airport sponsors and State and local officials to consider in airport master plans the following:
Earlier this year, The Wall Street Journal reported on the explosion of creativity on Capitol Hill, as lawmakers took the once-fusty and utilitarian function of naming bills into new heights of expression. But time did not stop on January 12, 2011, so, as a continuing service to the creative community in Washington and beyond, this blog will highlight some of the most notable nomenclatural achievements of the 112th Congress. Of course, Washington isn't the only place where lawmaking has been enlivened by the decorative use of acronyms, slogans and victim names, so readers are invited to add their own finds from statehouses, city halls and other artistic microcommunities.