Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Section 3 of chapter 258, as appearing in the 1986 Official Edition of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following sentence:- The district court and housing court shall have jurisdiction of actions brought against housing authorities pursuant to sections twenty-one to twenty-five, inclusive, of chapter two hundred and eighteen.
SECTION 2. Section 4 of said chapter 258, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
The provisions of this section shall not apply to such claims as may be asserted by third-party complaint, cross claim, or counter-claim, or to small claims brought against housing authorities pursuant to sections twenty-one to twenty-five, inclusive, of chapter two hundred and eighteen; provided however, that no small claim shall be brought against a housing authority more than three years after the date upon which the cause of action arose.
SECTION 3. Section four of chapter two hundred and fifty-eight of the General Laws shall not apply to any civil action brought against a housing authority or other operating agency organized pursuant to chapter one hundred and twenty-one B of the General Laws on a cause of action which arose prior to May Seventh, nineteen hundred and eighty-seven. No such action shall be brought more than three years after the date upon which the cause of action arose.