1. If a document delivered to the office of the secretary of state for filing satisfies the requirements of section 490.120, the secretary of state shall file it.
2. The secretary of state files a document by stamping or otherwise endorsing "filed", together with the secretary's name and official title and the date and time of receipt, on both the document and the receipt for the filing fee. After filing a document, except the annual report required by section 490.1622, and except as provided in sections 490.503 and 490.1509, the secretary of state shall deliver the document, with the filing fee receipt, or acknowledgment of receipt if no fee is required, attached, to the domestic or foreign corporation or its representative.
3. If the secretary of state refuses to file a document, the secretary of state shall return it to the domestic or foreign corporation or its representative, together with a brief, written explanation of the reason for the refusal.
4. The secretary of state's duty to file documents under this section is ministerial. Filing or refusing to file a document does not:
a. Affect the validity or invalidity of the document in whole or part.
b. Relate to the correctness or incorrectness of information contained in the document.
c. Create a presumption that the document is valid or invalid or that information contained in the document is correct or incorrect.
89 Acts, ch 288, §8; 96 Acts, ch 1170, § 3
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