California Government Code
(a) A judge may receive service credit for the purposes of retirement under Section 75522 or 75560, or for purposes of calculating survivor benefits under Section 75590, for the time during which he or she was absent from his or her position as a judge by reason of service with the uniformed services, if the judge returns to judicial office within six months of separation from an eligible period of service in the uniformed services, as prescribed in Chapter 43 (commencing with Section 4301) of Title 38 of the United States Code, and the judge elects and satisfies the requirements of subdivision (b).
(b) In order to receive service credit under subdivision (a) a judge shall contribute an amount equal to the member contributions that would have been made by the judge during the absence as required under Sections 75061 and 75602. The judge’s contributions shall be made prior to the judge’s retirement and shall be effective only if accompanied by a lump-sum payment of the contributions due for the period during which the judge was absent due to service with the uniformed services. The judge’s payment of contributions shall not exceed the amount the judge would have been required to contribute had the judge not served in the uniformed services and remained in judicial office continuously throughout the eligible period of service in the uniformed services.
(c) Upon satisfaction of the requirements of subdivisions (a) and (b), the judge shall be credited with the service that would have accrued had the judge remained continuously employed and not undertaken service in the uniformed services.
(d) Upon satisfaction of the requirements of subdivisions (a) and (b), the judge shall receive the monetary credits that would have accrued under Section 75520 if the member had not served in the uniformed services and had remained in judicial office continuously.
(e) The system shall comply with Chapter 43 (commencing with Section 4301) of Title 38 of the United States Code, as that chapter may be amended from time to time.
(f) For the purposes of this section:
(1) “Uniformed services” means the Armed Forces, the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard when engaged in active duty for training, inactive duty training, or full-time National Guard duty, the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service, and any other category of persons designated by the President in time of war or national emergency.
(2) “Service in the uniformed services” means the performance of duty on a voluntary or involuntary basis in a uniformed service under competent authority and includes: active duty, active duty for training, initial active duty for training, inactive duty training, full-time National Guard, or a period for which a person is absent from a position of employment for the purpose of an examination to determine the fitness of the employment for the purpose of performing funeral honors duty as provided in Section 12503 of Title 10 or Section 115 of Title 32 of the United States Code.