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Certificates as evidence
Not-for-Profit Corporation (NPC) CHAPTER 35, ARTICLE 1
§ 106. Certificates as evidence.

(a) Any certificate or other instrument filed by the department of
state relating to a domestic or foreign corporation and containing
statements of fact required or permitted by law to be contained therein,
shall be received in all courts, public offices and official bodies as
prima facie evidence of such facts and of the execution of such

(b) Whenever by the laws of any jurisdiction other than this state,
any certificate by any officer in such jurisdiction or a copy of any
instrument certified or exemplified by any such officer may be received
as prima facie evidence of the incorporation, existence or capacity of
any foreign corporation incorporated in such jurisdiction, or claiming
so to be, such certificate when exemplified, or such copy of such
instrument when exemplified shall be received in all courts, public
offices and official bodies of this state, as prima facie evidence with
the same force as in such jurisdiction. Such certificate or certified
copy of such instrument shall be so received, without being exemplified,
if it is certified by the secretary of state, or official performing the
equivalent function as to corporate records, of such jurisdiction.