The government is under fire from within its own ranks for trying to "rush" anti-protest laws through Parliament in the last sitting week for the year.
Liberal member for Clark and Speaker Sue Hickey said she would listen to debate before casting her vote on the laws - as did Independent member for Clark Madeleine Ogilvie.
However, Ms Hickey said she believed lawyers did not support the anti-protest laws, which she had been advised could up being challenged in court if they were passed.
"I will listen to the debate but I am very disappointed the government is trying to rush it through in the last week of Parliament," she said.
"I think it is to distract from the Westbury (prison) and hospital problems.
"We have adequate existing laws of trespass, nuisance and police being able to move people on.
"We should be making good law not populist law in a panic.
"I still don't believe it will pass the Upper House.
"Having said that, I will still consider the legislation in accordance with due process."
Ms Ogilvie said she would listen to all sides of the debate before voting.
"I been working hard to consult widely and have been meeting with stakeholders even today, with more meetings to come,' she said.
If Ms Ogilvie votes with the government in favour of the anti-protest laws they would pass before heading to the Legislative Council.
Attorney-General Elise Archer has urged Labor to vote for the anti-protest laws and mandatory jail time for sex offenders and people who seriously assault nurses, police, correctional officers and ambulance staff.
She said Labor had "joined with the Greens to put protestors ahead of law abiding workers".
"Our important reforms to protect Tasmanians are overwhelmingly endorsed by Tasmanians and are clearly in line with community expectations to keep our community safe," Ms Archer said.
Labor leader Rebecca White said the previous anti-protest laws had been struck down by the High Court.
"They have recycled failed legislation to try to put forward a law and order agenda when we've got a spike in crime rates," Ms White said.
"They want to distract from the health crisis."
"There are already laws in place to protect businesses and workplaces."
Ms White said evidence showed judges imposed strong sentences on child sex offenders and that sentencing should be left to the courts and parliamentarians should not act as judges or juries.