Section 1. Section 85K of Chapter 231 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 official edition, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:-
It shall not constitute a defense to any cause of action based on tort brought against a corporation, trustees of a trust, or members of an association that said corporation, trust or association is or at the time the cause of action arose was a charity; provided, that if (a) the tort was committed in the course of any activity carried on to accomplish directly the charitable purposes of such corporation, trust or association, (b) such corporation, trust or association derives more than fifty percent of its income from charitable gifts or donations, and (c) such charitable corporation, trust or association had fewer than 25 employees at the time such cause of action arose.
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