(a) Fees from cross-country ski passes shall be deposited in the state treasury and credited to a cross-country ski account in the natural resources fund and, except for the electronic licensing system commission established by the commissioner under section 84.027, subdivision 15, are appropriated to the commissioner of natural resources for the following purposes:
(1) grants-in-aid for cross-country ski trails to:
(i) counties and municipalities for construction and maintenance of cross-country ski trails; and
(ii) special park districts as provided in section 85.44 for construction and maintenance of cross-country ski trails; and
(2) administration of the cross-country ski trail grant-in-aid program.
(b) Development and maintenance of state cross-country ski trails are eligible for funding from the cross-country ski account if the money is appropriated by law.