2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 14 - CORPORATIONS, PARTNERSHIPS, AND ASSOCIATIONS
CHAPTER 3 - NONPROFIT CORPORATIONS
ARTICLE 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
PART 2 - DOCUMENTS
§ 14-3-125 - Duty of Secretary of State to file documents; effect of filing or refusing to do so
. Duty of Secretary of State to file documents; effect of filing or refusing to do so
(a) If a document delivered to the office of the Secretary of State for filing satisfies the requirements of Code Section 14-3-120
, the Secretary of State shall file it.
(b) The Secretary of State files a document by stamping or otherwise endorsing his or her official title and the date and time of receipt on both the original and the document copy. After filing a document, except as provided in Code Sections 14-3-503
, the Secretary of State shall deliver the document copy to the domestic or foreign corporation or its representative.
(c) If the Secretary of State refuses to file a document, he or she shall return it to the domestic or foreign corporation or its representative within ten days after the document was delivered, together with a brief, written explanation of the reason for his or her refusal.
(d) The Secretary of State's duty to file documents under this Code section is ministerial. Filing or refusing to file a document does not:
(1) Affect the validity or invalidity of the document in whole or in part;
(2) Relate to the correctness or incorrectness of information contained in the document; or
(3) Create a presumption that the document is valid or invalid or that information contained in the document is correct or incorrect.
Graham Syfert - Jacksonville Lawyer