(750 ILCS 25/8) (from Ch. 40, par. 2708)
    Sec. 8. Authority retained by the court. The following shall be deemed judicial functions and shall only be performed by a judge or associate judge:
    (a) review the recommendations of the Administrative Hearing Officer and enter such order as it deems appropriate;
    (b) conduct judicial hearings on all pre-hearing motions and other matters that require a court order and enter such orders as it deems appropriate;
    (c) conduct judicial hearings on all child support matters in which the parties disagree with the Administrative Hearing Officer's recommendations;
    (d) conduct trials in contested parentage cases;
    (e) issue body attachment orders and rules to show cause, conduct contempt proceedings, and impose such sanctions or relief as may be appropriate;
    (f) conduct judicial hearings on visitation, custody, distribution of property, petitions pursuant to Section 513 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, spousal maintenance as otherwise provided, and any domestic relations matters other than parentage and child support;
    (g) conduct judicial hearings on objections to the entry of orders pursuant to Section 10 of this Act, where the hearing has been requested by the absent party in a timely manner;
    (h) conduct judicial hearings on such other matters as are provided in Supreme Court Rules promulgated pursuant to this Act; and
    (i) impose sanctions pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 137.
(Source: P.A. 86-1401.)