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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 4A: State secretary; examination of documents; approval; instances of corporate omission

Section 4A. The state secretary shall examine each document submitted to him under the provisions of this chapter. If he finds that the provisions of law relative thereto have been complied with, he shall endorse his approval thereon, and upon payment of the fee provided in section thirty-three such document shall be deemed to be filed with the state secretary. The state secretary shall keep a record, conveniently indexed, of each such document, of his endorsement of approval, if given, of the date of submission, and of the date on which such document is filed, and shall keep such documents on file in his office in a manner convenient for public inspection. He shall cause a photographic or other copy to be made of articles of organization and amendments thereof so filed showing his approval endorsed thereon, and shall deliver the same to the corporation.

The state secretary shall report to the attorney general instances of neglect or omission on the part of corporations to comply with the provisions of law so that the attorney general may enforce the penalties therefor.