(1) Except as provided in subsection (2), the dissolution or liquidation of an association subject to the provisions of this part shall be under the supervision of the department, which shall have all powers with respect thereto granted to it under the laws of the state with respect to the dissolution and liquidation of property and casualty companies pursuant to chapter 631. An involuntary dissolution or liquidation of a manufacturer licensed under this part shall subject the warranty operations of the manufacturer in this state to the provisions of chapter 631.
(2) The department and office shall be notified of the commencement of voluntary dissolution proceedings of a manufacturer licensed under this part. As to the warranty operations of a manufacturer in this state, the department shall supervise the voluntary dissolution and shall require protection of the interests of the department, office, and consumers who have been issued service warranties by the manufacturer by the continuation of deposits or bonds as required by this part until that time as all warranties issued by the manufacturer are no longer in effect or all outstanding warranties have been assigned to another association approved by the department and office. The notification as provided herein shall be made by the manufacturer within 30 days of the commencement of any legal action for dissolution.