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La Jolla billionaire, EQCA, HRC fined regarding "No on 8" campaign

A campaign contribution of $142,000 to a committee battling 2008's Proposition 8 - the state's same sex marriage ban - by La Jolla billionaire homeowner Ron Burkle plays a featured role in a stipulated agreement made public today between the "No on 8" campaign and the California Fair Political Practices Committee.

Due to be voted on by the commission at its regular monthly meeting next week, the 16-count stipulation requires the "No on 8, Equality for All" committee to fork over a total administrative penalty of $42,500. ...

In addition to "No on 8", two other political committees opposing Prop 8, Equality California Issues PAC and the Human Rights Campaign California Marriage PAC – No On Prop 8 Committee, reached separate agreements with the commission.

According to the documents up for consideration, Equality California has agreed to pay a $31,500 penalty. The Human Rights Campaign will have to come up with $6,000 under its own deal with the FPPC.

The agreements come less than a month after the Fair Political Practices Commission levied $49,000 in fines on the pro-Prop 8 committee, ProtectMarriage.com -- Yes on 8, for various reporting violations.

To read the full blog and to read the state agency's reports, click HERE.