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Leave of absence; Death benefits   

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Time during which a member is absent from state service by reason of injury or illness determined within one year after the end of the absence to have arisen out of and in the course of his or her employment shall be considered as spent in state service for the purpose of qualification for retirement and death benefits, but not for calculation of retirement benefits, except as he or she receives compensation as distinguished from disability indemnity under the Labor Code, during the absence, and then only to the extent of compensation received.

(Amended by Stats.1996, Ch. 906, Sec. 115.)