N.Y. Financial Services Law Section 310
Certificates as evidence

  • affirmation of documents and testimony


Every certificate, assignment, conveyance or other paper executed by the superintendent or one of the superintendent’s deputies pursuant to law and sealed with the official seal of the department shall be received as evidence in any judicial or other proceeding and may be recorded in the proper recording offices.


Any charter, or any certificate or other instrument supplemental to or amendatory of the charter, of any regulated person filed in the office of the superintendent 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 instrument.


Whenever by the laws of any jurisdiction other than this state, any certificate by any officer in such jurisdiction or a copy of any instruments certified or exemplified by any such officer, may be received as prima facie evidence of the incorporation, existence or capacity of any 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.


Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter, the insurance law or the banking law requiring an oath as to the proof of a document or the truth of testimony, the affiant may, if the affiant’s religious beliefs cause the affiant to object to giving an oath, affirm the document or the affiant’s testimony.

Source: Section 310 — Certificates as evidence; affirmation of documents and testimony, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/FIS/310 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 310’s source at nysenate​.gov

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