[§414D-20]  Notice to the attorney general of commencement of proceeding.  (a)  The attorney general shall be given written notice of the commencement of any proceeding that this chapter authorizes the attorney general to bring but that has been commenced by another person within ten days of its commencement.

     (b)  Whenever any provision of this chapter requires that notice be given to the attorney general before or after the commencement of a proceeding or permits the attorney general to commence a proceeding:

     (1)  If no proceeding has been commenced, the attorney general may take appropriate action, including but not limited to seeking injunctive relief; or

     (2)  If a proceeding has been commenced by a person other than the attorney general, the attorney general, as of right, may intervene in such proceeding. [L 2004, c 171, §1]