The state of Florida recently sent out an $1800 Assessment Fee notice to all licensed talent agents. The reason behind the hefty fee is that the state needs it "to cover the costs of regulation". Apparently, there are so few agents that the mere Biennial License Renewal Fee ($405) is not enough to cover the costs of licensing the agents. To add insult to injury during the 2004 Legislative session, a bill was introduced to eliminate the licensing requirement. If it had passed the agents would not have to worry about the fee. Now, since this will cause many agents to close shop are they going to have to send out a second another assessment to cover the costs of agents who quit? Or, are they going to charge those that quit an $1800 "Quitter's Fee"?