Codifying and consolidating acts
If the president signs the bill, it will become law.
Codified laws that have passed through this process are known as federal statutes.
In the United States, the legislative branch of the government, or Congress, is tasked with the codification process.
Legislators, also known as lawmakers, are elected to work together to propose rules that should be made into law, and then to actually draft proposals of these laws for the president's approval. The members of Congress must go through multiple rounds of revisions before a bill is ready to come to a vote.
Federal statutes are published in the United States Code.
The United States Code organizes federal statutes by topic, such as crimes, education, and labor.
The short answer is all items that are going to be brought into the NZDF inventory and managed as a stocked item.
Naturally, there are exceptions but generally, all items acquired, at whatever level, should be codified.
But, how does a common sense idea or rule become a formal law that everyone is expected to follow? Codified laws refer to the rules and regulations that have been collected, restated, and written down for the purpose of providing civil order to a society.
There are some that argue that Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) items should not be codified, but again there is sound financial and stockholding logic in utilising a standard stock management tool to prevent questions such as: The decision to codify needs to be made, and enforced, at the appropriate level if a nation wants to reap the benefits of the NCS.
However, it is recognised that there may be exceptions.
Again, the decision to codify needs to be made at the appropriate level if a nation wants to reap the full benefits of the NCS.
There are definite benefits to codify Commercial off the Shelf items.
There are occasionally items managed by the armed services that may not require codification.