This compilation contains a selection of the acts and ordinances – both new and amended – that enter into force in the second half of 2018 or some time thereafter.
Acts and ordinances set out the ground rules that govern our society. To enact a new law, the Swedish Government submits a legislative proposal (a government bill) to the Riksdag. After the government bill has been considered by one of the parliamentary committees, it is put to the Riksdag for approval. Once the law has been adopted, it is formally promulgated by the Government, meaning it is published and made known. The Government can adopt a new ordinance on its own, without submitting it to the Riksdag.
Acts and ordinances are published in the Swedish Code of Statutes (SFS). Each act and ordinance has a unique SFS number.
More information about government bills, acts and ordinances is available at www.lagrummet.se. The ‘Lagrummet’ portal is the public administration’s common website for legal information and contains links to legal information from the Government, the Riksdag, the courts and central government agencies.
The legislative process is described in the section ‘How Sweden is governed’ on www.government.se. Download the compilation of new Swedish laws here.