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What is the purpose of consolidating and codifying legislation

In the United States, acts of Congress, such as federal statutes, are published chronologically in the order in which they become law – often by being signed by the President, on an individual basis in official pamphlets called "slip laws", and are grouped together in official bound book form, also chronologically, as "session laws".

But consolidation, unlike codification, does not generate a new mandatory legal instrument.

The exercise of consolidating the accumulated body of Community legislation and releasing it on the EUR-Lex site began in 1996, under the responsibility of the Publications Office of the European Union.

However, it only became widespread after the enactment of the French Napoleonic Code (1804), which has heavily influenced the legal systems of many other countries.

Civil law jurisdictions rely, by definition, on codification.

A very influential example in Europe was the French Napoleonic code of 1804.

Another early system of laws is Hindu law framed by Manu and called as Manu Smriti, dating back to the 2nd century BC.

Rules and regulations that are promulgated by agencies of the Executive Branch of the United States Federal Government are codified as the Code of Federal Regulations.