The campaign committee for Proposition 8, the 2008 referendum which banned gay marriage in California, is facing $49,000 in fines for failing to properly report more than $1 million in contributions.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the California Fair Political Practices Commission says – Yes on 8 failed to properly report late contributions and contributions over $5,000.

The fines, based on 18 counts of violating state campaign finance laws, are proposed by the enforcement staff of the FPPC, and will be considered during an August 16 meeting.

The paper added that has conceded to the violations and agreed to pay the fines.

Proposition 8 put an end to the marriages of gay and lesbian couples taking place in the state after the California Supreme Court ruled against the state's ban on such unions. Approximately 18,000 gay couples married before Prop 8 went into effect.

Supporters have asked the Supreme Court to overturn a federal appeals court decision declaring Prop 8 to be unconstitutional.