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The Proposition 8 campaign is facing a $49,000 fine for for violating campaign disclosure laws during the 2008 election.

The Fair Political Practices Commission enforcement division recommended the fine based on finding that the committee formed in support of the voter-approved ballot measure banning same-sex marriage failed to report $1,169,292 in contributions under the timelines required by state law, including $508,150 in late contributions of $1,000 or more given in the final days of the campaign. It also found that the committee failed to identify the donor behind a $10,000 wire transfer.

The investigation was triggered by a campaign committee filing audit by the Franchise Tax Board.

The commission will vote on whether to approve the proposed fine during its August 16 meeting in Sacramento.

Editor's note: This post was updated at 9:17 a.m. with added contribution numbers.



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