(750 ILCS 25/3)
(from Ch. 40, par. 2703)
For the purposes of this Act, the following
terms shall have the following meaning:
(a) "Administrative Hearing Officer" shall mean the person employed by
the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of each county establishing an
Expedited Child Support System for the purpose of hearing child support and
parentage matters and making recommendations.
(b) "Administrative expenses" shall mean, but not be limited to, the
costs of personnel, travel, equipment, telecommunications, postage, space,
contractual services, and other related costs necessary to implement the
provisions of this Act.
(c) "Arrearage" shall mean the total amount of unpaid child support
(d) "Department" shall mean the Department of Healthcare and Family Services.
(e) "Expedited child support hearing" shall mean
a hearing before an Administrative Hearing Officer
pursuant to this Act.
(f) "Federal time frames" shall mean the time frames established for the
IV-D program in regulations promulgated by
the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Child
Support Enforcement, (codified at 45 C.F.R. 303), for the disposition of
parentage and child support cases and shall, for purposes of this Act,
apply to all parentage and child support matters, whether IV-D or non-IV-D.
(g) "System" shall mean the procedures and personnel created by this Act
for the expedited establishment, modification, and enforcement of child
support orders, and for the expedited establishment of parentage.
(h) "IV-D program" shall mean the Child Support Enforcement Program
established pursuant to Title IV, Part D of the Social Security Act, (42
U.S.C. 651 et seq.) as administered by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services.
(i) "Medical support" shall mean support provided pursuant to Section
505.2 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act.
(j) "Obligee" shall mean the individual to whom a duty of support is owed
or that individual's legal representative.
(k) "Obligor" shall mean the individual who owes a duty to make payments
under an order of support.
(l) "Plan" shall mean the plan submitted by the Chief Judge of a
Judicial Circuit to the Supreme Court for the creation of an Expedited
Child Support System in such circuit pursuant to this Act.
(m) "Pre-hearing motions" shall mean all motions, the disposition of
which requires a court order, except motions for the ultimate relief
requested in the petition to commence the action.
(n) "Recommendations" shall mean the Administrative Hearing Officer's
proposed findings of fact, recommended orders and any other recommendations
made by the Administrative Hearing Officer.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)