As used in sections 50a-30 to 50a-38, inclusive:

(1) “Foreign state” means any governmental unit other than the United States or any state, district, commonwealth, territory or insular possession thereof.

(2) “Foreign judgment” means any judgment of a foreign state granting or denying recovery of a sum of money, other than a judgment for taxes, a fine or other penalty or a judgment for support in matrimonial or family matters.