1. A document shall 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.

2. This chapter shall require or permit filing the document in the office of the secretary of state.

Terms Used In Missouri Laws 351.046

  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Person: includes , without limitation, an individual, a foreign or domestic corporation whether not for profit or for profit, a partnership, a limited liability company, an unincorporated society or association, two or more persons having a joint or common interest, or any other entity. See Missouri Laws 351.015
  • State: when applied to any of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.

3. The document shall contain the information required by this chapter. It may contain other information as well.

4. The document shall be typewritten or printed.

5. The document shall 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.

6. The document shall be executed:

(1) By the chairman of the board of directors of a domestic or foreign corporation, by its president, or by another of its officers;

(2) If directors have not been selected or the corporation has not been formed, by the incorporator(s); or

(3) If the corporation is in the hands of a receiver, trustee, or other court-appointed fiduciary, by that fiduciary.

7. 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 contain the corporate seal, an attestation by the secretary or an assistant secretary, an acknowledgment, verification or proof.

8. If the secretary of state has prescribed a mandatory form for the document under the provisions of section 351.047, the document shall be in or on the prescribed form.

9. The document shall be delivered to the office of the secretary of state for filing except as provided in sections 351.376 and 351.592, the correct filing fee, or penalty required by this chapter or other law.

10. In accordance with rules established by the secretary of state, any signature on any document authorized to be filed by or with the secretary of state pursuant to this chapter may be a facsimile, a conformed signature or an electronically transmitted signature.

11. A statement or document filed under this chapter represents that the person signing the document or statement believes the statements are true and correct to the best of such person’s knowledge and belief, subject to the penalties provided under section 575.040.