When used in this article, the following words shall have the following meanings:

Terms Used In Alabama Code 30-3-170

  • court: A court of competent jurisdiction or administrative agency having the authority to issue and enforce support orders. See Alabama Code 30-3-170
  • department: The Alabama Department of Human Resources, including the county departments of human resources. See Alabama Code 30-3-170
  • following: means next after. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • license: Any license, certificate, registration, or authorization issued by a licensing authority which grants a person a right or privilege to engage in an occupational, professional, sporting, or recreational activity, or to operate a motor vehicle. See Alabama Code 30-3-170
  • licensee: The holder of a license. See Alabama Code 30-3-170
  • LICENSING AUTHORITY: Any department, division, board, agency, or instrumentality of the State of Alabama or its political subdivisions that issues a license. See Alabama Code 30-3-170
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • obligee: Either of the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 30-3-170

  • obligor: A person ordered by a court to make periodic payments for the benefit and support of another person or child. See Alabama Code 30-3-170
  • person: includes a corporation as well as a natural person. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Alabama Code 1-1-1

(1) COURT. A court of competent jurisdiction or administrative agency having the authority to issue and enforce support orders.

(2) DELINQUENT or DELINQUENCY. A support debt or support obligation due and unpaid in an amount equal to or greater than six months support payments as of the date of service of a notice of intent to suspend or revoke a license.

(3) DEPARTMENT. The Alabama Department of Human Resources, including the county departments of human resources.

(4) LICENSE. Any license, certificate, registration, or authorization issued by a licensing authority which grants a person a right or privilege to engage in an occupational, professional, sporting, or recreational activity, or to operate a motor vehicle.

(5) LICENSEE. The holder of a license.

(6) LICENSING AUTHORITY. Any department, division, board, agency, or instrumentality of the State of Alabama or its political subdivisions that issues a license.

(7) OBLIGEE. Either of the following:

a. A person to whom support benefits are ordered by the court.

b. A public agency of this or another state that has the right to receive support payments or otherwise is providing support enforcement services under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act. The term shall include the department.

(8) OBLIGOR. A person ordered by a court to make periodic payments for the benefit and support of another person or child.

(9) SUPPORT or SUPPORT ORDER. Support of a minor child and spousal support when the spousal support is collected pursuant to the requirements of Title IV-D of the Social Security Act. Support order shall mean any order, decree, or judgment for the support of a child, or in the case of an order being enforced pursuant to the requirements of Title IV-D of the Social Security Act, a spouse, or former spouse, issued by a court or other entity authorized to issue the orders.

(Acts 1996, No. 96-563, p. 841, §1; Acts 1997, No. 97-447, p. 772, §12; Act 99-440, p. 887, §1.)