What is the purpose of consolidating and codifying legislation
The courts generally presume that a consolidating statute leaves prior caselaw intact.
A consolidating statute re-enacts and repeals particular legal subject matter which was previously contained in several different statutes.
Its purpose is to state the combined effect of different statutes and so simplify the presentation of the law.
The union of the usufruct with the estate out of which it issues, in the same person which happens when the usufructuary acquires the estate, or vice versa.
An example is the Council Directive of 15 July 1975 on waste, which has been amended several times and was consolidated on 20 November 2003, this consolidation then being used as a basis for the codified instrument.