(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.