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      RS 12:1-125     


§1-125. Filing duty of secretary of state

            A. If a document delivered to the office of the secretary of state for filing satisfies the requirements of R.S. 12:1-120, the secretary of state shall file it.

            B. The secretary of state files a document by recording it as filed on the date and time of receipt. After filing a document, except as provided in R.S. 12:1-503, the secretary of state shall deliver to the domestic or foreign corporation or its representative a copy of the document with an acknowledgment of the date of filing.

            C. If the secretary of state refuses to file a document, it shall be returned 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 the refusal.

            D. The secretary of state's duty to file documents under this Section is ministerial. The secretary's filing or refusing to file a document does not do any of the following:

            (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.

            Acts 2014, No. 328, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2015.

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