This excerpt taken from the AMZN 8-K filed Sep 18, 2007.
2.5.1 Business at Annual Meetings
In addition to the election of directors, other proper business may be transacted at an annual meeting of stockholders, provided that such business must be properly brought before such meeting. To be properly brought before an annual meeting, business must be (a) brought by or at the direction of the Board or (b) brought before the meeting by a stockholder pursuant to written notice thereof, in accordance with subsection 2.5.3 hereof, and received by the Secretary not later than the close of business on the 60th day and not earlier than the close of business on the 90th day prior to the first anniversary of the preceding years annual meeting (or if the date of the annual meeting is more than 30 days before or 60 days after such anniversary date, such notice must be so received not earlier than the close of business on the 90th day and not later than the close of business on the later of the 60th day prior to such annual meeting or the tenth day following the day on which the notice of the date of the annual meeting was mailed or public disclosure thereof was made). No business shall be conducted at any annual meeting of stockholders except in accordance with this subsection 2.5.1, unless the application of this subsection 2.5.1 to a particular matter is waived in writing by the Board of Directors. If the facts warrant, the Board, or the chairman of an annual meeting of stockholders, may determine and declare that (a) a proposal does not constitute proper business to be transacted at the meeting or (b) business was not properly brought before the meeting in accordance with the provisions of this subsection 2.5.1 and, if, it is so determined in either case, any such business shall not be transacted. The procedures set forth in this subsection 2.5.1 for business to be properly brought before an annual meeting by a stockholder are in addition to, and not in lieu of, the requirements set forth in Rule 14a-8 under Section 14 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or any successor provision.