The sate needs money. Anyone who drives down the road can tell you that the State Highway Patrol is all over the place, looking for any reason to pull you over.
The state is not making as much money from taxes, they have to make more. So they look at it that you can either pay the fees, or the fines. They do not really care which one.
I mean this is not rocket science folks. Keep running outlaw, see if the State Highway Patrol shows up and shuts you down. See if you have to pay big fines, see if the venues who run into state problems let you or any show run again.
So pay your fees, or your fines. The fines are bigger than the fees, so I am sure the state would rather have it that way.