2020 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 53 - Corporations
Article 18 - Business Corporations; Miscellaneous Provisions
Section 53-18-4 - Certificates and certified copies to be received in evidence.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 53-18-4 (2020)

All certificates issued by the commission [secretary of state] in accordance with the provisions of the Business Corporation Act, and all copies of documents filed in its office in accordance with the provisions of the Business Corporation Act, when certified by it, shall be taken and received in all courts, public offices and official bodies as prima facie evidence of the facts therein stated, and may be filed and recorded with the respective county clerks. A certificate by the commission [secretary of state] under its seal, as to the existence or nonexistence of the facts relating to corporations shall be taken and received in all courts, public offices and official bodies as prima facie evidence of the existence or nonexistence of the facts therein stated.

History: 1953 Comp., § 51-31-3, enacted by Laws 1967, ch. 81, § 124.

ANNOTATIONS

Bracketed material. — The bracketed material was inserted by the compiler and is not part of the law.

Laws 2013, ch. 75, § 9 provided that as of July 1, 2013, the secretary of state, pursuant to N.M. const., Art. 11, § 19, shall assume responsibility for chartering corporations as provided by law, including the performance of the functions of the former corporations bureau of the public regulation commission, and that except for Subsection D of 53-5-8 NMSA 1978, references to the "public regulation commission", "state corporation commission" or "commission" shall be construed to be references to the secretary of state. See 8-4-7 NMSA 1978.

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