Current as of: 2009
(a) A document must satisfy the requirements of this section, and of any other section that adds to or varies from these requirements, to be entitled to filing by the Secretary of State.
(b) Chapters 1 through 20 of this Title must require or permit filing the document in the office of the Secretary of State.
(c) The document must contain the information required by Chapters 1 through 20 of this Title. It may contain other information as well.
(d) The document must be in a medium and form as permitted by the Secretary of State.
(e) The document must be in the English language. A corporate name need not be in English if written in English letters or Arabic or Roman numerals, and the certificate of existence required of foreign corporations need not be in English if accompanied by a reasonably authenticated English translation.
(f) The document must be executed:
(1) by the chairman of the board of directors of a domestic or foreign corporation, or by its president, or by another of its officers;
(2) if directors have not been selected or the corporation has not been formed, by an incorporator; or
(3) if the corporation is in the hands of a receiver, trustee, or other court-appointed fiduciary, by that fiduciary.
(g) The person executing the document shall sign it and state beneath or opposite his signature his name and the capacity in which he signs. The document may but need not contain: (1) the corporate seal, (2) an attestation by the secretary or an assistant secretary, and (3) an acknowledgment, verification, or proof.
(h) If the Secretary of State has prescribed a mandatory form for the document under Section 33-1-210, the document must be in or on the prescribed form.
(i) The document must be delivered to the office of the Secretary of State for filing and must be accompanied by one exact or conformed copy (except as provided in Sections 33-5-103 and 33-15-109), the correct filing fee, and any franchise tax, license fee, or penalty required by the act or other law.
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