The Catholic University of America

Summary of Federal Laws

A - Z (Index of Laws and Topics)

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ABA Accreditation Standard on Consumer Information
Age Discrimination Act of 1975
(Students)
Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) (part of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938)
American Jobs Creation Act of 2004
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (stimulus bill with $ for research)
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) (Employment)
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) (Students)
Animal Welfare Act
Anti-Kickback Act of 1986
Anti-terrorist Financing Guidelines: U.S. Department of the Treasury: Voluntary Best Practices for Charities
Antitrust Act of 1890, Sherman; see also Clayton Act (amended by the Robinson Patman Act)
Artists Rights Act, Visual
Athletically Related Student Aid (Reporting Requirements)
Atomic Energy Act

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Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978 and 1990 Amendments
Bayh-Dole Act of 1980 (Patent Rights in Inventions Made with Federal Assistance)
Biological Products, Public Health Service Laws on Quarantine, Inspection and Licensing of
Bioterrorism (Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002)
Bond Financed Facilities:Use of
Buckley Amendment -- see Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)
Byrd Amendment (Lobbying)

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C:

Cafeteria Plans (Tax)
Campus Security Act of 1990
Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act
Campus Sexual Assault Victim Bill of Rights (amends the Campus Security Act of 1990)
CAN-SPAM Act (Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003)
Certification of Principals for Federal Funding
Charitable Contributions, Donee Responsibilities with Respect to (Tax)
Charitable Gift Annuities
Charitable Gift Annuity Antitrust Relief Act of 1995
Charitable Remainder Trusts
Charitable Solicitations, State Laws Regulating
Chemical Facilities, Security of High Risk
Civil Rights Act of 1866 (Employment)
Civil Rights Act of 1866 (Students)
Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI and Title VII) (Employment)
Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VI (Students)
Civil Rights Act of 1991 (amends Title VII)
Civil Rights Attorney's Fees Awards Act of 1976
Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987
Civil Rights Tax Relief Act of 2004
Clayton Act (amended by the Robinson Patman Act)
Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act
Clergy Housing Allowance Clarification Act
COBRA, Health Care Continuation Coverage Requirements (amended by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA))
Communications Act of 1934 (amended by the Telecommunications Act of 1996)
Communications Privacy Act of 1986, Electronic (ECPA)
Community Improvement Volunteers Act of 1994
Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) (amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA))
Computer Law -- see Miscellaneous Laws (Useful Sites for Higher Education)
Confidentiality of Patient Records
Conflict of Interest Policy as *required* by IRS
Constitution Day (Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2005)
Contract Work Hours and Labor Standards Act
Controlled Substances Act of 1970
Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003 (CAN SPAM Act)
Cooperative Research and Technology Enhancement Act of 2004 (CREATE Act)
Copeland Anti-Kickback Act
Copyright -- see Miscellaneous Laws Affecting Universities
Copyright Act of 1998, Digital Millennium
Copyright Law (1976), General Revision of the; and Judicial Improvement Act of 1990
Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998, Sonny Bono
Credit -- See Fair Credit Reporting Act

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Davis Bacon Act (Government Contracts)
Debt Structure (Tax)
Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998
Direct Loan Program, Wm. D. Ford Federal
Discrimination
see Employment
see Students
Donee Responsibilities with Respect to Charitable Contributions (Tax)
Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (amends the Higher Education Act)
Drug-Free Work Place Act of 1988

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Education Amendments of 1972, Title IX (Employment)
Education Amendments of 1972, Title IX (Students)
Education Amendments of 1976 -- see Higher Education Act of 1965, Education Amendments of 1976, Higher Education Amendments of 1992, and 1998, Title IV
Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (ECPA)
Electronic Fund Transfers, Regulation E
Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)
Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988
Employee Retirement and Income Security Act (ERISA)
Equal Employment Opportunity -- see Employment
Employment
Employment Based Non -Immigrant Classifications
Employment Eligibility, Verification of
Environmental Laws
Equal Pay Act of 1963 (part of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938)
Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act of 1994
Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (amended by the Ethics Reform Act of 1989)
Executive Orders 11246 and 11375 (Equal Employment Opportunity)
Export Administration Act (EAA) and the Arms Export Control Act (AECA)

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FACT ACT (Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act)
Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) (amended by the Consumer Credit Reporting Reform Act of 1996)
Fair Housing Act Amendments of 1988
Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA)
False Claims Act (sometimes called The Whistleblower Law)
Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA)
Family Education Loan Program, Federal
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) (also known as the Buckley Amendment)
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (FASA)
Federal Depository Library Program
Federal Direct Loan Program, Wm. D. Ford
Federal Family Education Loan Program
Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act
Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA)
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA)
Federal Pell Grant Program
Federal Perkins Loan Program
Federal PLUS Loan Program
Federal Policy on Recombinant DNA
Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Related to Discovery and Electronically Stored Information
Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations; Revised
Federal Stafford Loan
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
Federal Tax Law (Students)
Federal Trade Commission Act
Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA)
Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
Federal Volunteer Protection Act
Federal Work-Study Program
FERPA -- see Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (also known as the Buckley Amendment)
Financial Aid Programs
Financial Services Modernization Act (The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act)
Financing Guidelines, Antiterrorist : U.S. Department of the Treasury: Voluntary Best Practices for Charities
Fire Safety Act of 1990, Hotel and Motel
Fire Safety Standards, Disclosure and Methods
Florence Agreement
Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, Federal
Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, Wm. D.
Foreign Bank Accounts
Foreign Exchange Students and Scholars -- see Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961
Foreign Source Interests, Disclosure Requirements on -- see Higher Education Act of 1965 and Higher Education Amendments of 1998
Fringe Benefits (Tax)

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G:

General Education Provisions Act
General Provisions Relating to Student Assistance Programs (Program Participation Agreements)
General Revision of the Copyright Law (1976) and Judicial Improvement Act of 1990
Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA)
Gift Rule LII, U.S. House of Representatives
Gift Rule XXXV, U.S. Senate
Government Contracts
Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (Financial Services Modernization Act)

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H:

Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984
Hazardous Materials Transportation Act of 1994
Health Education Assistance Loan Program
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended (this page relates to financial aid programs)
Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended (this page relates to Program Participation Agreements
and Reporting Requirements)
Higher Education Act of 1965 and Higher Education Amendments of 1998 (Disclosure Requirements on
Foreign Source Interests)
Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008
Historic Preservation Act of 1996, National
Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007
Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Act of 1990

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I:

IDEA Grants (Personnel Preparation To Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities)
Immigration and Nationality Act (as amended by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986) (Equal Employment Opportunity)
Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (as amended) (Employment)
Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (as amended) (Students)
Immigrant Employment Based Classifications
Independent Contractor (Tax)
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, Federal
Institutional Review Boards (Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects)
Intellectual Property -- see Miscellaneous Laws Affecting Universities
International Scholars, Inviting and Paying
Intellectual Property Donations: American Jobs Creation Act of 2004
Intermediate Sanctions for Excess Benefits (Tax)
IRS Good Governance and Info Required on New Form 990
Internal Revenue Code (I.R.C.)
Introduction

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L:

Labor Management Relations Act of 1947 (amends the National Labor Relations Act of 1935)
Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959
Lanham Act -- see The Trademark Act of 1946 (amended by the Trademark Revision Act of 1988)
Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992, Residential
Legislative and Political Activities (Tax)
Links -- see Useful Web Sites
Lobbying -- see also Legislative and Political Activities (Tax) and The Byrd Amendment
Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995
Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendment Act

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M:

Mandatory Medicare Reporting
Marine Mammal Act
Medical Records Privacy
Military Recruiting -- see Solomon Amendment
Military Selective Service Act
Miscellaneous Laws Affecting Universities
Missing Student Notification Policy and Procedures
Motor Carrier Act of 1980
Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (Foreign Exchange Students and Scholars)

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N:

National Cooperative Research Act of 1984
National Historic Preservation Act of 1996
National Labor Relations Act of 1947
National Science Foundation Act of 1950
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990
No Electronic Theft Act
Non-Discrimination with Respect to Employment -- see Employment
Non-Discrimination with Respect to Students -- see Students
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

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O:

Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA)
Older Workers Benefit Protection Act of 1990 (OWBPA) (amends the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967)
OMB Circular A-133
OMB Circular A-110
OMB Circular A-21
OMB Circular A-76
OMB Circulars
Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991
Other Resources

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P:

Patent Law -- see Bayh-Dole Act of 1980 (Patent Rights in Inventions Made with Federal Assistance)
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (1099 reporting)
Patient Records, Confidentiality of
PATRIOT Act
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard
Payments Made to Attorneys
Pell Grant Program, Federal
Pension Protection Act
Perkins Loan Program, Federal
Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996
Philanthropy Protection Act (1995)
PLUS Loan Program, Federal
Policy on Recombinant DNA, Federal
Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (amends Title VII)
Privacy Notices-Financial Institutions (The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act)
Privacy of Medical Records
Procurement Integrity
Program Integrity Triad
Program Participation Agreements
Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, Federal
Public Disclosure Requirements (Tax)
Public Health Service Act
The Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act
Public Health Service Laws on Quarantine, Inspection and Licensing of Biological Products

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Q:

Qualified Tuition Reductions (Tax)
Quarantine, Inspection and Licensing of Biological Products, Public Health Service Laws on
Quid Pro Quo Rules (Tax)

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R:

Recombinant DNA, Federal Policy on
Records, Confidentiality of Patient
Records, Students -- see Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) (also known as the Buckley Amendment)
Regulation E, Electronic Fund Transfers
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 and 504) (Employment)
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) (Students)
Required Disclosures under Program Participation Agreements (Financial Aid)
Research Act of 1984, National Cooperative
Research and Contracts (Tax)
Research Misconduct -- see The National Science Foundation Act of 1950 and The Public Health Service Act
Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976
Retirement and Other Deferred Compensation Arrangements (Tax)
ROTC -- see Solomon Amendment
Revised Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations

 

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S:

Sarbane Oxley Act of 2002
Scholarships and Fellowships (I.R.C. § 117) (Tax)
Scholarships and Fellowships Paid to Foreign Students and Scholars (Tax)
Scholarships and Religion
Section 127 Educational Assistance Programs
Security Act of 1990, Campus
Selective Service Act, The Military
Sense of Congress on Protection of Student Speech and Association Rights
Sentencing Guidelines, Federal (Revised)
Service Contract Act of 1965
Sex Crimes Prevention Act, Campus
Sexual Assault Victim Bill of Rights, Campus (amends the Campus Security Act of 1990)
Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890
Small Business Act
Small Business Job Protection Act of 1996
Small Webcaster Settlement Act
Social Security Act (The Federal Old Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund and Federal Disability and Insurance Trust Fund, and the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA))
Social Security Numbers, Collection and Use of (Students) -- see Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)
Social Security Numbers -- see also Taxpayer Identifying Numbers and Requirements to Furnish to the IRS
Social Security Numbers -- see also Tuition Payment Credit Reporting Requirements
Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act of 1940
Solomon Amendment
Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998
Sources for this Summary of Federal Laws
Speech and Association Rights, Sense of Congress on Protection of Student
Stafford Loan, Federal
State Authorization
State Laws Regulating Charitable Solicitations
State Student Incentive Grants
Student Loan Default Prevention Initiative Act of 1990
Student Loan Interest Deduction
Student Loan Interest Reporting (Tax)
Student Loans -- see Financial Aid Programs
Student Records -- see Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) (also known as the Buckley Amendment)
Student Right to Know Law
Student Speech and Association Rights, Sense of Congress on Protection of
Students
Substantiation and Disclosure Provisions (Tax)
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal

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T:

Tax
Tax Issues Related to Donations -- see Tax
Tax Issues Related to Employment -- see Tax
Tax Issues Related to Students -- see Tax
Tax Credits and Tax Deductions/Students
Tax Exempt Bonds: Use of Bond Financed Facilities
Tax Law, Federal (Students)
Taxpayer Identifying Numbers and Requirements to Furnish to the IRS
Teacher Education Program Reporting Requirements
The Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act
Telephone Operator Consumer Services Improvement Act
Title IV -- see Higher Education Act of 1965, Education Amendments of 1976, Higher Education Amendments of 1992, and Higher Education Amendments of 1998, Title IV
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Students)
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Employment)
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Employment) -- see also Civil Rights Act of 1991 (amends Title VII) and Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (amends Title VII)
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Employment)
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Students)
Tomic v. Catholic Diocese of Peoria
Toxic Substances Control Act
Trade Commission Act, Federal
Trademark -- see Miscellaneous Laws Affecting Universities
Trademark Act of 1946 (Lanham Act) (amended by the Trademark Revision Act of 1988)
Trading with the Enemy Act (amended by the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961)
Truth in Lending Act
Truth in Negotiations Act
Tuition Payment Credit Reporting Requirements (Tax)

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Unemployment Tax Act, Federal (FUTA)
Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT)
Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, Federal
USA PATRIOT Act
U.S. House of Representatives Gift Rule LII
U.S. Senate Gift Rule XXXV
Useful Web Sites

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Verification of Employment Eligibility
Veterans' Benefits Improvement Act of 2004 (amends USERRA)
Veteran's Educational Assistance Act of 2008
Veterans' Readjustment Benefits Act (amended by the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 and the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act of 1998)
Veterans Readmission
Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act
Visual Artists Rights Act
Voluntary Best Practices for U.S. Based Charities: Anti-Terrorist Financing Guidelines
Volunteer Protection Act, Federal
Voter Registration Provision in Higher Education Amendments of 1998

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Wages
Walsh Healy Public Contracts Act
Web Sites, Useful
Wiretapping -- see Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (ECPA)
Withholding (Tax)
Wlm. D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
Work-Study Program, Federal

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