35-2-120. Facsimile filing. (1) The secretary of state shall treat a facsimile copy of a document that is required or permitted to be filed under 35-2-119, 35-2-121 through 35-2-123, 35-2-1003, 35-2-1108 through 35-2-1112, and this section and the signatures on the facsimile copy in the same manner as an original for purposes of 35-2-119, 35-2-121 through 35-2-123, 35-2-1003, 35-2-1108 through 35-2-1112, and this section. If all other requirements are met, the date of filing relates back to the date of receipt of the facsimile copy.
(2) A person who files a false document by facsimile copy is liable to an aggrieved party for three times the amount of damages resulting from the filing of the false document.