"Leave of absence" also means any time during which a member is granted an approved maternity or paternity leave up to one year and returns to employment at the end of the approved leave for a period of time at least equal to that leave. Any member electing to receive service credit for that leave of absence shall make the contributions as specified in Sections 21050 and 21052. This section applies to both past and future maternity or paternity leaves of absences by members of the system.
(Amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 489, Sec. 8.)