Originally Posted by ashergrey
The state code IS the state law. They're the same thing.
The state code is the result of bills being passed into law by the state legislature, so the language of the law is always going to be based on the way in which the individual bills are drafted. You're right that it's atypical for the state code to dictate how law enforcement should go about checking compliance.
The code says what you can and can't do and what the basic range of punishments are for violating those rules. But actual enforcement of the law is the job of the executive branch of government. That means most of the rules regarding what's appropriate or necessary for code compliance comes down to a question of policy and not law. If you have specific questions about the methods of a particular agency, you're pretty much going to have to contact the agency or its parent municipality in order to figure that out, as it's going to change from chief to chief, mayor to mayor and governor to governor.
when you say that it is atypical for state code to dictate compliance enforcement you leave room to say that there are such laws and codes out there that do dictate compliance enforcement. can you provide an example in which the law dictates compliance enforcement (it doesnt matter which law only that it is a law)? perhaps identification checks at bars and clubs?
would federal law be the same in regards to dictation of compliance enforcement? and can you give a single example of a federal law that has compliance enforcement written into it?