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SchwbG
Schwerbehindertengesetz (Disabled Persons Act)
SGB

Sozialgesetzbuch [I – XII] (Social Code Book [I – XII)
This code is subdivided into twelve books. The books are referred to by Roman numerals.

Book I:   General Provisions

Book II:   Welfare for the Workforce

Book III:  Grants for Employment (employees and employers)

Book IV:  General Provisions for Social Security

Book V:   Statutory Healt Insurance

Book VI:  Statutory Old-Age Pension

Book VII:  Statutory Accident Insurance

Book VIII:  Children and Yout Support

Book IX:    Rehabilitation and Participation of Handicaped

Book X:     Social Administrative Proceedings and Data Protection

Book XI:    Social Nursing Insurance

Book XII:    Welfare (for those not able to work)

SME
Small and Medium Enterprises, in German: KMU = klein und mittelständische Unternehmen
SpkO

Verordnung über die Organisation und den Geschäftsbetrieb der Sparkassen ( Ordinance on the Organisation and Running of Savings Banks) = SpkVO

StAG
Staatsangehörigkeitsgesetz (Citizenship Act)
STC
Standard Terms and Conditions (Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingung[en]),
StGB
Strafgesetzbuch (Penal / Criminal Code)
StlÜbk
Staatenlosenübereinkommen (Convention on Stateless Persons)
StPO

Strafprozeßordnung (Penal Process Code)
Awesome! The Federal Ministry of Justice has published online a translation of this act. The relevant section is linked to its English translation.

StVG
Straßenverkehrsgesetz (Road Traffic Act)
StVO
Straßenverkehrsordnung (Road Traffic Ordninance) determines the rules and regulations on how to behave on the road)
StVollzG
Strafvollzugsgesetz (Act on Serving Punishments)