(a) If a document delivered to the office of the Secretary of State for filing satisfies the requirements of Section 33-1-200, the Secretary of State shall file it.
(b) The Secretary of State files a document by stamping or otherwise endorsing "Filed", together with his name and official title and the date and time of receipt, on both the original and document copy, together with a further endorsement that the document copy is a true copy of the original document. After filing a document, except as provided in Sections 33-5-103 and 33-15-200, the Secretary of State shall deliver the document copy to the domestic or foreign corporation or its representative and the document copy must be retained as a part of the permanent records of the corporation.
(c) If the Secretary of State refuses to file a document, he shall return it to the domestic or foreign corporation or its representative within five days after the document was delivered, together with a brief, written explanation of the reason for his refusal.
(d) The Secretary of State's duty to file documents under this section is ministerial. His filing or refusing to file a document does not:
(1) affect the validity or invalidity of the document in whole or part;
(2) relate to the correctness or incorrectness of information contained in the document;
(3) create a presumption that the document is valid or invalid or that information contained in the document is correct or incorrect.