(815 ILCS 307/10-50)
Certified copies of documents or records
admissible in actions or proceedings under this Act.
(a) Copies of any statement or document filed with the
Secretary of State, and copies of any records of the
Secretary of State, certified to by the Secretary of State
are admissible in any prosecution, action, suit or
proceeding based upon, or arising out of or under, the
provisions of this Act to the same effect as the original
of the statement, document or record would be if actually
(b) In any action, administrative, civil, or criminal, a certificate under
the seal of the State of Illinois, signed by the Secretary of State, attesting
to the filing of or the absence of any filing of any document or record with
the Secretary of State under this Act, shall constitute prima
facie evidence of such filing or of the absence of the filing, and shall be
admissible in evidence in any administrative, criminal, or civil action.
(c) Any certificate pursuant to subsection (a) or (b) of this Section shall
be furnished by the Secretary of State upon an application therefor in the form
and manner prescribed by the Secretary of State by rule, and shall be
accompanied by payment of a non-refundable certification fee in the amount
specified by rule or by order of the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 92-308, eff. 1-1-02.)