If the Secretary of State refuses to file a document, the Secretary of State shall return the document to the domestic or foreign limited partnership or its representative within 10 business days after the document was delivered together with a brief written explanation of the reason for the refusal.
The Secretary of State’s duty to file documents under this section is ministerial. The Secretary of State is not required to verify or inquire into the legality or truth of any matter included in any document delivered to the office for filing. The Secretary of State’s filing or refusing to file a document does not:
Affect the validity or invalidity of the document in whole or part; or
Relate to the correctness or incorrectness of information contained in the document.
The Secretary of State’s refusal to file a document does not create a presumption that the document is invalid or that information contained in the document is incorrect. [1993 c.190 §15; 1999 c.486 §13; 2001 c.104 §21]FORMATION; CERTIFICATE OF LIMITED PARTNERSHIP