New York General Associations Law
Certificate to Be Filed Within Sixty Days and Annually Thereafter; Penalty; Evidence
§ 4. Certificate to be filed within sixty days and annually thereafter; penalty; evidence. Every joint-stock association transacting business within this state shall, within sixty days after its formation, and in each January thereafter, file with the secretary of state, and with the clerk of the county in which its principal business is carried on, a written certificate, signed and verified by its president and treasurer, stating the name and date of organization of such association, the number of its stockholders, the names and places of residence of its officers, and its principal place of business. Any such certificate, the record thereof, or a certified copy of such certificate or record shall be presumptive evidence of the truth of all facts therein stated against such association, its officers and stockholders. The officers of a joint-stock association who fail to comply with the provisions of this section shall be jointly and severally liable to pay to the people of this state a penalty of fifty dollars for each day such failure continues.