31. a. There is established in the General Fund a separate, non-lapsing, dedicated account to be known as the "Off-Road Vehicle Recreational Fund," hereinafter referred to as "the fund." Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, each fiscal year the State Treasurer shall credit the revenue collected pursuant to subsection f. of section 3 of P.L.1973, c.307 (C.39:3C-3) into the fund. Each fiscal year, the State Treasurer shall allocate the monies contained in the fund to the Department of Environmental Protection. Each fiscal year, the State Treasurer shall credit all earnings received from the investment or deposit of revenue in the fund, to the fund. All revenues and earnings deposited in the fund shall be appropriated in the same fiscal year to the department.
b.The monies credited to the fund shall be used by the Department of Environmental Protection for designating and maintaining sites in the State for the use of snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, and dirt bikes; sites shall be designated and shall be maintained in a manner that, to the greatest possible extent, mitigates any detrimental effects on the environment and protects public safety.