(a) One signed copy of the certificate of limited partnership and of any certificates of amendment or cancellation, or of any judicial decree of amendment or cancellation, shall be delivered to the secretary of state. Delivery may be made by electronic transmission if permitted by the secretary of state. A person who executes a certificate as an agent or fiduciary need not exhibit evidence of his authority as a prerequisite to filing. Unless the secretary of state finds that any certificate does not conform to law, upon receipt of all filing fees required by law, he or she shall file it and deliver to the limited partnership or its representative a receipt for the record and the fees.
(b) Upon the filing of a certificate of amendment, or judicial decree of amendment, in the office of the secretary of state the certificate of limited partnership shall be amended as set forth therein, and upon the effective date of a certificate of cancellation, or a judicial decree thereof, the certificate of limited partnership is canceled.
This filing, or failure to file, shall in no way affect the formation of the limited partnership. Only the filing in the office of the secretary of state, required by section eight of this article, shall determine the validity of the limited partnership.