(a) As used in this chapter, "temporary military leave of absence" means a leave of absence from public employment to engage in ordered military duty for a period which by the order is not to exceed 180 calendar days including travel time for purposes of active military training, encampment, naval cruises, special exercises or like activity as a member of the reserve corps or force of the armed forces of the United States, or the National Guard, or the Naval Militia.
(b) "Public employee" means any officer or employee of a public agency, except for those officers or employees of the state subject to the provisions of Chapter 11 (commencing with Section 19770) of Part 2 of Division 5 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
(c) "Public agency" means the state, or any county, city and county, city, municipal corporation, school district, irrigation district, water district, or other district.
(d) "Armed forces" or "armed forces of the United States" means the "armed forces" as defined in Section 18540 of the Government Code.
(e) "Recognized military service" means service as defined in Section 18540.3 of the Government Code.
(Amended by Stats. 1973, Ch. 174, Sec. 1.)