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Article 2.

Submission of Documentsto the Secretary of State for Filing.

§ 55D‑10.  Filingrequirements.

(a)        To be entitled tofiling by the Secretary of State under Chapter 55, 55A, 55B, 57C, or 59 of theGeneral Statutes, a document must satisfy the requirements of this section, andof any other section of the General Statutes that adds to or varies theserequirements.

(b)        The document mustmeet all of the following requirements:

(1)        The document must beone that is required or permitted by Chapter 55, 55A, 55B, 57C, or 59 of theGeneral Statutes to be filed in the office of the Secretary of State.

(2)        The document mustcontain the information required by Chapter 55, 55A, 55B, 57C, or 59 of theGeneral Statutes for that document. It may contain other information as well.

(3)        The document must betypewritten, printed, or in an electronic form acceptable to the Secretary ofState.

(4)        The document must bein the English language. A name need not be in English if written in Englishletters or Arabic or Roman numerals, and the certificate of existence requiredof foreign corporations, foreign nonprofit corporations, foreign limitedliability companies, and foreign limited liability partnerships need not be inEnglish if accompanied by a reasonably authenticated English translation.

(5)        A document submittedby an entity must be executed by a person authorized to execute documents (i)under G.S. 55‑1‑20 if the entity is a domestic or foreigncorporation, (ii) under G.S. 55A‑1‑20 if the entity is a domesticor foreign nonprofit corporation, (iii) under G.S. 57C‑1‑20 if theentity is a domestic or foreign limited liability company, (iv) under G.S. 59‑204if the entity is a domestic or foreign limited partnership, or (v) under G.S.59‑35.1 if the entity is any other partnership as defined in G.S. 59‑36whether or not formed under the laws of the State.

(6)        The person executingthe document must sign it and state beneath or opposite the person's signature,the person's name, and the capacity in which the person signs. Any signature onthe document may be a facsimile or an electronic signature in a form acceptableto the Secretary of State. The document may but need not contain a seal,attestation, acknowledgment, verification, or proof.

(7)        If the Secretary ofState has prescribed a mandatory form for the document, the document must be inor on the prescribed form.

(8)        The document must bedelivered to the office of the Secretary of State for filing and must beaccompanied by the applicable fees. (1955, c. 1371, s. 1; 1967, c. 13, s. 1; c. 823, s.16; 1989, c. 265, s. 1; 1989 (Reg. Sess., 1990), c. 1024, s. 12.1(a); 1991, c.645, s. 15; 1999‑369, s. 1.1; 2001‑358, ss. 3(a), 4; 2001‑387,ss. 173, 175(a); 2001‑413, s. 6.)