76.2. Notwithstanding section 28.1, every teacher who was granted a maternity leave may be credited, without contributions, with the days of a maternity leave in progress on 1 July 1973 or having begun after that date but having ended before 1 July 1976, up to a total of 90 contributory days.
Every female teacher may be credited, without contributions, with the days and parts of a day of a maternity leave in progress on 1 July 1983 or beginning on or before 31 December 1988, up to a total of 130 contributory days.
To be credited with the days of the maternity leave, the teacher referred to in the first paragraph is required to have contributed to the Civil Service Superannuation Plan or this plan, as the case may be, in the 12 months preceding the beginning of the maternity leave and to have again contributed to this plan or the Civil Service Superannuation Plan within two years following the year in which the maternity leave ended even if, in the latter case, the teacher was not a teacher within the meaning of this plan at the time she again contributed.
The contributions paid by the teacher referred to in the first paragraph to redeem the maternity leave pursuant to the provisions relating to the redemption of a period of absence without pay are reimbursed without interest.
1988, c. 82, s. 93; 1997, c. 7, s. 32; 2002, c. 30, s. 90.