SACRAMENTO -- California's anti-gay marriage Proposition 8 campaign committee is facing $49,000 in fines for its handling and reporting of political contributions.

The enforcement staff of the state Fair Political Practices Commission has proposed the fines on 18 counts against ProtectMarriage.com -- Yes on 8.

The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/P1yH4L ) says the committee failed to properly file public reports disclosing late contributions and contributions of more than $5,000. The committee also failed to properly disclose an anonymous $10,000 contribution.

The Fair Political Practices Commission will consider the enforcement staff recommendation on Aug. 16.

The committee has agreed to the violations and fines.

Proposition 8, passed by voters in 2008, amends the state constitution to limit marriage to a man and a woman. It was struck down by a federal appeals court.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com



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