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(a) "State safety service" means service rendered as a state safety member only while receiving compensation for that service, except as provided in Article 4 (commencing with Section 20990) of Chapter 11. It also includes service rendered in an employment in which persons have since become state safety members and service rendered prior to April 1, 1973, and falling within the definition of warden, forestry, and law enforcement service under this chapter prior to April 1, 1973. "State safety service" pursuant to this subdivision does not include service as an investigator prior to April 1, 1973, within the Department of Justice of persons who prior to April 1, 1973, were classed as miscellaneous members.

(b) "State safety service" with respect to a member who becomes a state safety member pursuant to Section 20405 shall also include service prior to the date on which he or she becomes a state safety member as an officer or employee of the Adult Authority, Department of Corrections, Prison Industry Authority, or the Department of the Youth Authority.

(c) "State safety service" with respect to a member who becomes a state safety member pursuant to Sections 20409 and 20410 shall also include service in a class specified in these sections or service pursuant to subdivision (a), prior to September 27, 1982.

(d) "State safety service," with respect to a member who becomes a state safety member pursuant to Sections 20414 and 20415, shall also include service prior to September 22, 1982, as an officer or employee of the Department of Parks and Recreation or the Military Department.

(e) "State safety service" does not include service in classes specified in Section 20407 prior to January 1, 1989.

(f) "State safety service" does not include service in classes specified in Section 20408 prior to January 1, 1990.

(g) "State safety service," with respect to a member who becomes a state safety member pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 20405.1,shall also include service rendered in an employment in which persons have since become state safety members, as determined by the Department of Personnel Administration pursuant to that section.

(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 88, Sec. 57.)