The provisions of this chapter shall be inoperative as to a legislative body unless and until the legislative body adopts a resolution declaring that it is subject to its provisions and has forwarded a copy of such resolution to the State Controller.
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.