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  454.1000.  Definitions. — As used in sections 454.1000 to 454.1025, the following terms mean:

  (1)  "Arrearage", the amount created by a failure to provide:

  (a)  Support to a child pursuant to an administrative or judicial support order; or

  (b)  Support to a spouse if the judgment or order requiring payment of spousal support also requires payment of child support and such spouse is the custodial parent;

  (2)  "Child", a person for whom child support is due pursuant to a support order;

  (3)  "Court", any circuit court of the state that enters a support order or a circuit court in which such order is registered or filed;

  (4)  "Director", the director of the family support division;

  (5)  "Division", the family support division of the department of social services;

  (6)  "IV-D case", a case in which support rights are assigned to the state pursuant to section 208.040 or the division is providing support enforcement services pursuant to section 454.425;

  (7)  "License", a license, certificate, registration or authorization issued by a licensing authority granting a person a right or privilege to engage in a business, occupation, profession, recreation or other related privilege that is subject to suspension, revocation, forfeiture or termination by the licensing authority prior to its date of expiration, except for any license issued by the department of conservation.  Licenses include licenses to operate motor vehicles pursuant to chapter 302, but shall not include motor vehicle registrations pursuant to chapter 301;

  (8)  "Licensing authority", any department, except for the department of conservation, division, board, agency or instrumentality of this state or any political subdivision thereof that issues a license.  Any board or commission assigned to the division of professional registration is included in the definition of licensing authority;

  (9)  "Obligee":

  (a)  A person to whom payments are required to be made pursuant to a support order; or

  (b)  A public agency of this or any other state which has the right to receive current or accrued support payments or provides support enforcement services pursuant to this chapter;

  (10)  "Obligor", a person who owes a duty of support;

  (11)  "Order suspending a license", an order issued by a court or the director to suspend a license.  The order shall contain the name of the obligor, date of birth of the obligor, the type of license and the Social Security number of the obligor;

  (12)  "Payment plan" includes, but is not limited to, a written plan approved by the court or division that incorporates an income withholding pursuant to sections 452.350 and 454.505 or a similar plan for periodic payment of an arrearage, and current and future support, if applicable;

  (13)  "Support order", an order providing a determinable amount for temporary or final periodic payment of support.  Such order may include payment of a determinable amount of insurance, medical or other expenses of the child issued by:

  (a)  A court of this state;

  (b)  A court or administrative agency of competent jurisdiction of another state, an Indian tribe, or a foreign country; or

  (c)  The director of the division.


(L. 1997 S.B. 361, A.L. 2014 H.B. 1299 Revision)

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