This excerpt taken from the BMRN 8-K filed Jun 16, 2006.
19. Effective Date.
This Plan shall become effective on the date of its approval by the Board; provided that this Plan shall be submitted to the Companys stockholders for approval, and if not approved by the stockholders in accordance with Applicable Laws (as determined by the Committee in its sole discretion) within one year from the date of approval by the Board, this Plan and any Awards shall be null, void, and of no force and effect. Awards granted under this Plan before approval of this Plan by the shareholders shall be granted subject to such approval, and no Shares shall be distributed before such approval.