(a) A veteran, except a veteran who was reinstated from military leave, shall in the event of layoff receive seniority credit for recognized military service if the veteran entered the state service after discharge, the end of the national emergency, or the end of the state military emergency.

(b) Seniority credit for recognized military service shall be computed as if it were service in the class to which the employee was first given permanent civil service or exempt appointment after his or her entry into the state service following recognized military service.

(c) Seniority credit for recognized military service shall not exceed one year’s credit if the veteran had no state service prior to entering the military service.

(d) This section shall become operative on July 1, 1993.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 1, Sec. 32. Effective January 16, 2002.)