(a) At any time after the incorporators have filed articles of incorporation with the Secretary of State, he or she shall, upon request and upon payment of the fee prescribed by law, certify whether, as disclosed by the records in his or her office, the existence of the corporation has terminated by reason of voluntary or involuntary dissolution, merger, consolidation, franchise tax default, or otherwise.
(b) If the certificate identifies the corporation by its corporate name, and by showing the names of the original incorporators and the date the original articles of incorporation were filed, it shall be admissible in evidence, and the certifications therein contained shall be deemed prima facie true.
Acts 1965, No. 576, § 56; A.S.A. 1947, § 64-503.