PUBLIC LAW 104-8 —APR. 17, 1995 109 STAT. 103 be ineligible, while such election remains in effect, to participate in any retirement system for employees of the government of the District of Columbia. (3) REGULATIONS.— The Office of Personnel Management shall prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to carry out tWs subsection. Regulations to carry out paragraph (1)(A) shall be prescribed in consultation with the office or agency of the government of the District of Columbia having jurisdiction over any retirement system referred to in paragraph (2)(B). SEC. 103. POWERS OF AUTHORITY. (a) HEARINGS AND SESSIONS.— The Authority may, for the purpose of carrying out this Act, hold hearings, sit and act at times and places, take testimony, and receive evidence as the Authority considers appropriate. The Authority may administer oaths or affirmations to witnesses appearing before it. (b) POWERS OF MEMBERS AND AGENTS. —Any member or agent of the Authority may, if authorized by the Authority, take any action which the Authority is authorized to take by this section. (c) OBTAINING OFFICIAL DATA.— (1) FROM FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.— Notwithstanding sections 552 (commonly known as the Freedom of Information Act) and 552b (the Government in the Sunshine Act) of title 5, United States Code, the Authority may secure directly from any department or agency of the United States information necessary to enable it to carry out this Act, with the approval of the head of that department or agency. (2) FROM DISTRICT GOVERNMENT.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Authority shall have the right to secure copies of such records, documents, information, or data from any entity of the District government necessary to enable the Authority to carry out its responsibilities under this Act. At the request of the Authority, the Authority shall be granted direct access to such information systems, records, documents or information or data as will enable the Authority to carry out its responsibilities under this Act. The head of the entity of the District government responsible shall provide the Authority with such information and assistance (including granting the Authority direct access to automated or other information systems) as the Authority requires under this paragraph. (d) GIFTS, BEQUESTS, AND DEVISES. — The Authority may accept, use, and dispose of gifts, bequests, or devises of services or property, both real and personal, for the purpose of aiding or facilitating the work of the Authority. Gifts, bequests, or devises of money and proceeds from sales of other property received as gifts, bequests, or devises shall be deposited in such account as the Authority may establish and shall be available for disbursement upon order of the Chair. (e) SUBPOENA POWER. — (1) IN GENERAL.— The Authority may issue subpoenas requiring the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of any evidence relating to any matter under investigation by the Authority. The attendance of witnesses and the production of evidence may be required from any place within the United States at any designated place of hearing within the United States.