References in this division to shareholders’ equity mean shareholders’ equity determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, subject (a) in the case of California state banks or California industrial loan companies, to the provisions of Section 463, and (b) in the case of California state savings associations, to the provisions of Division 2 (commencing with Section 5000).
The legislature occasionally skips outline levels.
(3) A person may apply [...]
(4)(a) A person petitioning for relief [...]
In this example, (3), (4),
and (4)(a) are all outline levels, but
omitted by its authors. It's only implied. This presents an
interesting challenge when laying out the text. We've
decided to display a blank section with this note, in order
to aide readability.