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     35-10-113. Filing with secretary of state. (1) A signed statement filed pursuant to this chapter must be delivered to the secretary of state. If the secretary of state determines that the statement conforms to the filing provisions of this chapter and all required filing fees have been paid, the secretary of state shall:
     (a) endorse on the signed statement the word "filed" and the date and time of acceptance for filing;
     (b) retain the signed statement in the secretary of state's files; and
     (c) send a certification letter to the person who filed the statement or the person's representative.
     (2) The secretary of state may by rule prescribe and furnish forms or computer formats for any statement to be filed with the secretary of state under this chapter. If the secretary of state requires it, the use of any forms or formats is mandatory.
     (3) All partnerships filing statements pursuant to this chapter shall first register the business name as an assumed business name pursuant to Title 30, chapter 13, part 2.

     History: En. Sec. 8, Ch. 238, L. 1993; amd. Sec. 12, Ch. 71, L. 2005.

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