This excerpt taken from the BJRI DEF 14A filed Jun 1, 2006.
SHAREHOLDER PROPOSALS FOR 2007 ANNUAL MEETING
Requirements for Shareholder Proposals to be Considered for Inclusion in the Companys Proxy Materials. In order for a shareholder proposal to be included in the Board of Directors Proxy Statement for the next annual meeting of shareholders, such proposal must be received at 16162 Beach Boulevard, Suite 100, Huntington Beach, California 92647, Attention: Corporate Secretary, no later than the close of business on February 15, 2007.
Requirements for Shareholder Proposals to be Brought Before the Annual Meeting. In order for a proposal made outside of the requirements of Rule 14a-8 to be considered timely in connection with the Companys 2007 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, such proposal must be received by the office of the Corporate Secretary of the Company at the address stated above no later than April 17, 2007. However, in the event that the annual meeting is called for a date that is not within thirty days of the anniversary of the date on which the immediately preceding annual meeting of shareholders was called, to be timely, notice by the shareholder must be so received not later than the close of business on the tenth day following the date on which announcement of the date of the annual meeting is first made.
The proxy solicited by the Board of Directors for the 2007 annual meeting of shareholders will confer discretionary authority to vote on any proposal presented by a shareholder at that meeting for which the Company has not been provided with notice on or prior to April 17, 2007. If the shareholder does not comply with the requirements of Rule 14a-4(c)(2) under the Exchange Act, the Company may exercise discretionary voting authority under proxies that the Company solicits to vote in accordance with our best judgment on such shareholder proposal or nomination.