THIS SECTION WAS AMENDED BY ACT 2018-125 IN THE 2018 REGULAR SESSION, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2019. TO SEE THE AMENDED VERSION, SEE THE VERSION LABELED PENDING.
(a) A filing instrument must be:
(1) signed by the person or persons required by this title or the applicable chapter to execute, and to verify, if required by the applicable chapter, the filing instrument; and
(2) delivered, together with one exact or conformed copy and the additional exact or conformed copies as required by Section 10A-1-4.02(b) or (e) or other provision of this title, to the judge of probate or Secretary of State, as the case may be under the provisions of Section 10A-1-4.02, in person or by mail or courier, or, if permitted by the respective filing officer, by facsimile or electronic transmission or any other comparable form of delivery.
(b) A person authorized by this title to sign a filing instrument for an entity is not required to show evidence of the person's authority as a requirement for filing.
(c) The execution of a filing instrument constitutes an affirmation by each person executing the instrument that the facts therein are true, under penalties for perjury prescribed by Section 13A-10-103 or its successor.
(d) If a person required by this title to execute any filing instrument fails or refuses to do so, any person who is adversely affected by the failure or refusal may petition the circuit court for the judicial circuit in which the county is located where under this title the filing instrument would be filed, or if it would be filed with the Secretary of State, the Circuit Court of Montgomery County, to direct the execution of the filing instrument. If the court finds that it is proper for the filing instrument to be executed and that any person so designated has failed or refused to execute the filing instrument, it shall order the judge of probate of the county or the Secretary of State, as the case may be, to record an appropriate filing instrument.