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84.83 Disposition of receipts; dedicated account.

Subdivision 1. Creation. There is created in the state treasury an account known as the snowmobile trails and enforcement account in the natural resources fund.

Subd. 2. Money deposited in the account. Fees from the registration of snowmobiles and the unrefunded gasoline tax attributable to snowmobile use pursuant to section 296A.18, as well as the net proceeds from the sale of snowmobiles forfeited pursuant to section 169.1217, shall be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the snowmobile trails and enforcement account.

Subd. 3. Purposes for the account. The money deposited in the account and interest earned on that money may be expended only as appropriated by law for the following purposes:

(1) for a grant-in-aid program to counties and municipalities for construction and maintenance of snowmobile trails, including maintenance of trails on lands and waters of Voyageurs National Park;

(2) for acquisition, development, and maintenance of state recreational snowmobile trails;

(3) for snowmobile safety programs; and

(4) for the administration and enforcement of sections 84.81 to 84.90.

Subd. 4. Provisions applicable to funding recipients. (a) Recipients of Minnesota trail assistance program funds must be afforded the same protection and be held to the same standard of liability as a political subdivision under chapter 466 for activities associated with the administration, design, construction, maintenance, and grooming of snowmobile trails.

(b) Recipients of Minnesota trail assistance program funds who maintain ice trails on waters of Voyageurs National Park are expressly immune from liability under section 466.03, subdivision 6e.

Subd. 5. Fines and forfeited bail. The disposition of fines and forfeited bail collected from prosecutions of violations of sections 84.81 to 84.91, and violations of section 169.121 that involve off-road recreational vehicles, as defined in section 169.01, subdivision 86, are governed by section 97A.065.

HIST: 1967 c 876 s 5; 1969 c 399 s 1; 1969 c 695 s 5; 1982 c 580 s 3; 1987 c 404 s 97; 1989 c 335 art 4 s 17; 1992 c 573 s 1; 1995 c 230 s 1,2; 1Sp1997 c 2 s 1,67; 1998 c 299 s 30; 1999 c 231 s 88,89