Template:Infobox U.S. legislation

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name (or shorttitle)
Great Seal of the United States
Other short titles othershorttitles
Long title fullname (or longtitle)
Acronyms (colloquial) acronyms (or acronym)
Nicknames nicknames (or nickname)
Enacted by the Nth United States Congress
Effective effective date (or effectivedate)
Citations
Statutes at Large cite statutes at large
Codification
Acts amended acts amended (or actsamended)
Acts repealed acts repealed (or actsrepealed)
Titles amended title amended (or titlesamended)
U.S.C. sections created sections created (or sectionscreated)
U.S.C. sections amended sections amended (or sectionsamended)
Legislative history
  • Introduced in the introducedin as introducedbill by introducedby on introduceddate
  • Committee consideration by committees
  • Passed the passedbody1 on passeddate1 (passedvote1)
  • Passed the passedbody2 as the passedas2 on passeddate2 (passedvote2) with amendment
  • Reported by the joint conference committee on conferencedate; agreed to by the passedbody3 on passeddate3 (passedvote3) and by the passedbody4 on passeddate4 (passedvote4)
  • agreedbody3 agreed to passedbody2 amendment on agreeddate3 (agreedvote3) with further amendment
  • agreedbody4 agreed to agreedbody3 amendment on agreeddate4 (agreedvote4)
  • Signed into law by President signedpresident on signeddate
  • Left unsigned by President unsignedpresident and became law on unsigneddate
  • Vetoed by President vetoedpresident on vetoeddate
  • Overridden by the overriddenbody1 on overriddendate1 (overriddenvote1)
  • Overridden by the overriddenbody2 and became law on overriddendate2 (overriddenvote2)
Major amendments
amendments
United States Supreme Court cases
SCOTUS cases (or cases)

Parameters

Infobox U.S. legislation parameters and basic guidelines
Field name Type Description Recommended values
shorttitle Required The short title of the act, usually found in the first section of the act. Include year of enactment only if the date is part of the short title. If an act has multiple short titles, include only one short title here; specifically, usually include here only the first short title that is given in the act, unless common usage of a different short title dictates otherwise. plain text
othershorttitles Optional If the act has more than one short title, list all other short titles here. Include acronyms only if the acronym itself is given in the bill as a short title; otherwise, list the acronym in the "colloquial acronym" component.
longtitle Required The long title of the act. It is prefaced before the enumerated provisions contained in the act. For example, the long title for the Civil Rights Act of 1866 is "An Act to protect all Persons in the United States in their Civil Rights, and furnish the Means of their Vindication."
colloquialacronym Optional If applicable, an abbreviated designation of the act's short title(s). For example, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is often represented by the acronym VRA. However, if an acronym is listed in the bill as alternative short title, do NOT put the acronym here; instead, list in the "othershorttitles" field.
nickname Optional Commonly used nickname(s) for the act (other than colloquial acronyms).
enacted by Required The numerical designation of the Congress that passed the bill. For example, 1st, 10th, or 100th. The numerical designation will auto-link to corresponding wiki link page for that Congress. Adding other characters beyond the example before stated will break the link. number and plain text
effective date Optional, desirable The date the act will start to be the law. This is NOT the same as the date the bill was signed into law. date
public law url
cite public law
cite statutes at large
acts amended
acts repealed
title amended
sections created
sections amended
leghisturl
introducedin
introducedbill
introducedby
introduceddate
committees
passedbody1
passeddate1
passedvote1
passedvote2
passedbody2
passedas2
passeddate2
passedvote2
conferencedate
passedbody3
passeddate3
passedvote3
agreedbody3
agreeddate3
agreedvote3
agreedbody4
agreeddate4
agreedvote4
passedbody4
passeddate4
passedvote4
signedpresident
signeddate
unsignedpresident
unsigneddate
vetoedpresident
vetoeddate
overriddenbody1
overriddendate1
overriddenvote1
overriddenbody2
overriddendate2
overriddenvote2
amendments
SCOTUS cases
{{Infobox U.S. legislation
| shorttitle        = 
| othershorttitles  =
| longtitle         = <!--Starts "An act to..."-->
| colloquialacronym = 
| nickname          = 
| enacted by        = <!--Name of Congress. (e.g. 1st, 10th, 100th). Auto-links to corresponding page. Adding other characters breaks the link-->
| effective date    = 
| public law url    = 
| cite public law   = 
| cite statutes at large = <!--{{usstat}} can be used-->
| acts amended    = 
| acts repealed   = 
| title amended   = <!--US code titles changed-->
| sections created = <!--{{USC}} can be used-->
| sections amended = 
| leghisturl      = 
| introducedin    = <!--House or Senate-->
| introducedbill  = 
| introducedby    = <!--sponsor(s)-->
| introduceddate  = 
| committees      = 
| passedbody1     = 
| passeddate1     = 
| passedvote1     = 
| passedbody2     = 
| passedas2       = <!-- used if the second body changes the name of the legislation -->
| passeddate2     = 
| passedvote2     = 
| conferencedate  = 
| passedbody3     = 
| passeddate3     = 
| passedvote3     = 
| agreedbody3     = <!-- used when the other body agrees without going into committee -->
| agreeddate3     = <!-- used when the other body agrees without going into committee -->
| agreedvote3     = <!-- used when the other body agrees without going into committee -->
| agreedbody4     = <!-- used if agreedbody3 further amends legislation -->
| agreeddate4     = <!-- used if agreedbody3 further amends legislation -->
| agreedvote4     = <!-- used if agreedbody3 further amends legislation -->
| passedbody4     = 
| passeddate4     = 
| passedvote4     = 
| signedpresident = 
| signeddate      = 
| unsignedpresident = <!-- used when passed without presidential signing -->
| unsigneddate    = <!-- used when passed without presidential signing -->
| vetoedpresident = <!-- used when passed by overriding presidential veto -->
| vetoeddate      = <!-- used when passed by overriding presidential veto -->
| overriddenbody1 = <!-- used when passed by overriding presidential veto -->
| overriddendate1 = <!-- used when passed by overriding presidential veto -->
| overriddenvote1 = <!-- used when passed by overriding presidential veto -->
| overriddenbody2 = <!-- used when passed by overriding presidential veto -->
| overriddendate2 = <!-- used when passed by overriding presidential veto -->
| overriddenvote2 = <!-- used when passed by overriding presidential veto -->
| amendments      = 
| SCOTUS cases    = 
}}