According to a bill that the government is currently preparing, police from other EU countries would be able to operate in Sweden. This include e.g. international events, accidents and terrorism where police from EU countries could operate in Sweden but where Swedish police would be responsible for the operations. A foreign police officer working in Sweden would have the same powers as Swedish police officers, including carrying weapons and other related equipment. The proposal (Ds 2016:13) has been sent out for consultation to government agencies and other stake holders. The consultation period expires on 1 September. The idea is the new law on international police cooperation would come into force on 1 May next year. However, a special voting rule will apply in the Riksdag on this matter as it is a matter of foreign states performing exercises of public authority in Sweden. To implement such a change in the law, a three-fourths majority in the Riksdag is required or that the decision is made in the same way as when the constitution is changed. If the Riksdag makes a decision with a 3/4 majority, the new law would come into force on May 1, 2017. Otherwise, the new law would not take effect until after the next election.