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May 30, 2023
In some ORS sections, the legislature has left some outline levels empty.
For example, the original source text of ORS 166.274 reads, in part:
(3) A person may apply [...]
(4)(a) A person petitioning for relief [...]
Here, (3), (4), and (4)(a) are all outline levels, but (4) was intentionally left blank by its authors. And so, when OregonLaws displays sections like this, we add a button to indicate that the blank outline level isn't a mistake. We hope this is the clearest way to present the text.
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