35-10-111. Execution, filing, and recording of statements. (1) A statement may be filed in the office of the secretary of state. A certified copy of a statement that is filed in an office in another state may be filed in the office of the secretary of state. Either filing has the effect provided in this chapter with respect to partnership property located in or transactions that occur in this state.
(2) A certified copy of a statement that has been filed in the office of the secretary of state and recorded in the office for recording transfers of real property has the effect provided for recorded statements in this chapter. A recorded statement that is not a certified copy of a statement in the office of the secretary of state does not have the effect provided for recorded statements in this chapter.
(3) A statement filed by a partnership must be executed by at least two partners. Other statements must be executed by a partner or other person authorized by this chapter. The statement must be in the English language. An individual who executes a statement as or on behalf of a partner or other person named as a partner in a statement shall state beneath or opposite the person's signature the person's name and the capacity in which the person signs. The execution of any document required to be filed with the secretary of state under this chapter constitutes an affirmation under penalties of false swearing by each person executing the document that the facts stated are true.
(4) A person authorized by this chapter to file a statement may amend or cancel the statement by filing an amendment or cancellation that names the partnership, identifies the statement, and states the substance of the amendment or cancellation.
(5) A person who files a statement pursuant to this section shall promptly send a copy of the statement to every nonfiling partner and any other person named as a partner in the statement. Failure to send a copy of a statement to a partner or other person does not limit the effectiveness of the statement as to a person not a partner.
(6) The secretary of state shall establish by rule fees for filing statements, issuing certificates, copying statements, priority handling, transmitting or filing facsimile copies, and providing computer-generated information. The fees must be reasonably related to the costs of processing the statements and providing the services. The secretary of state shall maintain records sufficient to support the fees established under this section. The secretary of state may adopt rules necessary to perform any duty required of the secretary of state by this chapter.
History: En. Sec. 6, Ch. 238, L. 1993.