(750 ILCS 25/3) (from Ch. 40, par. 2703)
    Sec. 3. Definitions. 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 obligations.
    (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.)