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  351.051.  Documents filed, when — refusal to file — duty to file. — 1.  If a document delivered to the office of the secretary of state satisfies the requirements of this chapter and is in a medium and format prescribed by the secretary of state the document shall be filed.

  2.  The secretary of state files the document by stamping or otherwise endorsing "filed" together with the secretary of state's name and official title and the date of receipt on the original when accompanied by the appropriate filing fee.  After filing a document except as provided in sections 351.376 and 351.592, the secretary of state shall deliver a copy to the domestic or foreign corporation or its representative.

  3.  Upon refusing to file a document, the secretary of state shall return the rejected document to the domestic or foreign corporation or its representative with a brief written explanation of the reason or reasons for the refusal.

  4.  The secretary of state's duty to file documents under this section is ministerial.  Filing or refusal to file a document does not:

  (1)  Affect the validity or invalidity of the document in whole or in part;

  (2)  Relate to the correctness or incorrectness of information contained in the document; or

  (3)  Create a presumption that the document is valid or invalid or that information contained in the document is correct or incorrect.


(L. 1965 p. 532, A.L. 2004 H.B. 1664)

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