Current as of: 2013
(1g) In this section:
(a) "Deliver" means deliver by hand, mail, commercial delivery service, electronic transmission, or any other method of delivery used in conventional commercial practice.
(b) "Electronic" means relating to technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic, or similar capabilities.
(c) "Electronic signature" means an electronic sound, symbol, or process, attached to or logically associated with a writing and executed or adopted by a person with intent to authenticate the writing.
(d) "Sign" means to execute or adopt a manual, facsimile, conformed, or electronic signature or any symbol with intent to authenticate a writing.
(1r) Except as provided in sub. (4), a document required or permitted to be filed under s. 178.40 or 178.50 in the office of the department shall satisfy all of the following requirements:
(a) Contain the information required by this chapter, although it may also contain other information.
(b) Be in the English language, except that a partnership name need not be in English if it is written in English letters or Arabic or Roman numerals.
(c) Contain the name of the drafter, if required by s. 182.01 (3).
(d) Be executed in accordance with sub. (3).
(e) Be on the form prescribed by the department if the document is described in s. 178.47.
(f) Be delivered to the department for filing and be accompanied by one exact or conformed copy and the filing fee required by s. 178.48.
(2) The department shall file photocopies or other reproduced copies of typewritten or printed documents if the copies satisfy sub. (1r) and are originally executed to satisfy sub. (3).
(a) The documents described in s. 178.40 or 178.50 shall be executed by one or more partners authorized by the partnership or as otherwise provided in the partnership agreement.
(b) The person executing a document shall sign it and, beneath or opposite the signature, type or legibly print his or her name.
(4) The department may waive any of the requirements of subs. (1r) to (3) if it appears from the face of the document that the document's failure to satisfy the requirement is immaterial.
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