Evidentiary effect of certified copy of filed document or secretary’s certificate
(1) A certificate bearing the Secretary of State’s signature, which may be in facsimile, and attached to a copy of a document is conclusive evidence that the original document or a facsimile thereof is on file with the Office of the Secretary of State.
(2) The following shall be received in all courts, public offices and official bodies of this state as prima facie evidence of the facts stated therein, unless a greater evidentiary effect is provided in ORS 65.027 (Certificate of existence or authorization) and 65.051 (Incorporation) or elsewhere in this chapter or it is shown that the document was thereafter corrected or withdrawn from the files of the Office of the Secretary of State:
(a) All facts stated in certificates issued by the Office of the Secretary of State with respect to its business registry functions including a certificate of compliance or noncompliance of a document with filing requirements or other provisions of law administered by the Office of the Secretary of State, or a certificate as to the existence or nonexistence of facts which would appear from presence or absence of documents in the files of the Office of the Secretary of State; and
(b) All facts stated in documents certified as filed by the Office of the Secretary of State, but only to the extent the specific items were required to be included in the document by this chapter or ORS chapter 61 (1987 Replacement Part). [1989 c.1010 §10]
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