(1) At the time of licensure under s. 468.385, s. 468.3851, or s. 468.3852, each licensee shall pay, in addition to an application and license fee, a surcharge in an amount to be determined by the board, not to exceed $300, which shall be deposited in the Auctioneer Recovery Fund.
(2) If the total amount in the Auctioneer Recovery Fund, including principal and interest, exceeds $500,000 at the end of the state fiscal year after the payment of all claims and expenses, the amount in excess of $500,000 shall remain in the fund for benefit of the licensees in tolling the surcharge until such time as the surcharge shall need replenishing.
(3) After October 1, 1995, if the total amount in the Auctioneer Recovery Fund, including principal and interest, is less than $200,000 at the end of the fiscal year after the payment of all claims and expenses, the board shall assess, in addition to any other fees under s. 468.3852, a surcharge against a licensee at the time of initial licensure or at the time of license renewal, according to the following formula in order to maintain the fund at $500,000:
(a) Determine the amount remaining in the fund at the end of the state fiscal year after all expenses and claims have been paid.
(b) Subtract the amount determined under paragraph (a) from $500,000.
(c) Determine the number of initial licenses and license renewals in the fiscal year that precedes the current fiscal year.
(d) Divide the amount determined under paragraph (b) by the number determined under paragraph (c).
(4) The board shall assess the surcharge described in subsection (3) against each licensee who receives an initial license or receives a renewal license during the fiscal year that follows the year in which the amount remaining in the fund was less than $200,000.