There are, on average, between 50 and 60 pieces of legislation dealt with on the floor of Parliament each year which alter the state's laws.
Some legislation reacts to inconsistencies and injustices that emerge in a developing society.
Some seek to impose new regulations to protect the Tasmanian way of life and environment.
Some legislation create fierce debate and division among the state's elected representatives and their supporters while others are roundly supported.
This will all be the same in 2020 as the government seeks to progress its legislative agenda in the third year of its second term.
Private members bills will be generated from the opposing parties throughout the sitting year, too.
Here is a glimpse of what is expended so far for the year.
New gaming legislation:
The state government will next year table legislation to break up the monopoly Federal Group holds over the licencing of poker machines in the state.
It will also amend taxes applied to profits derived from the machines.
From 2023, venue operators will be able to either purchase or lease their own machines.
There will be a tax rate of 33.91 per cent applied to hotels and 32.91 per cent to clubs on the monthly gross profit earned from poker machines.
This is above the current rate of 25.88 per cent.
Venues will pay a progressive annual licence fee between $1000 and $2500 per gaming machine.
The $1000 fee will apply per gaming machine in a venue with five or fewer machines and the $2500 fee will apply per machine to a venue with 26 or more machines.
A new 3 per cent levy is to be applied to profits from gaming machines in casinos.
Alcohol and Drug Dependency Repeal Bill:
The government introduced legislation in September to repeal the Alcohol and Drug Dependency Act.
The act allows for a person to be admitted and detained at a treatment centre against their will for up to six months.
Treatment, however, can only be provided to a person in such a facility with their consent.
The act itself has not been used since 2016 and the tribunal with review powers established under the legislation had only received two applications in the past 16 years.
Animal Welfare Amendment (Reformation) Bill:
While this legislation is certain to generate passionate debate and win support from animal welfare groups, it is unlikely to pass the House of Assembly due to broad support from the major parties for the state's racing industry.
Greens leader Cassy O'Connor this year tabled this bill which would ban greyhound racing, rodeos, battery hen cages, beak trimming, and sow stalls.
It would also ban the use of pronged collars.
House of Assembly Restoration Bill:
A bill to restore the House of Assembly's numbers from 25 to 35 has been under examination by a lower house committee this year.
This bill from the Greens could be brought on for debate this year if there is a sense of support from either of the major parties.
A tripartisan agreement was signed in 2010 by then Labor premier David Bartlett, then Greens leader Nick McKim and Liberal leader Will Hodgman to restore numbers in the house.
The agreement was later abandoned when the Liberals came to power in 2014 with a convincing majority.
Right to Information Amendment Bill:
This bill is intended to clarify the review powers of the state's Ombudsman when a Right to Information request is either rejected or left unfulfilled by a government department.
The bill was prompted mainly by a Supreme Court decision this year in the matter of Gun Control Australia vs Hodgman and Archer.
The decision held that the Ombudsman should not have the ability to review decisions made by a delegate of a government minister or the minister themselves.
This is viewed as contrary to the intention to give the Ombudsman expanded powers to review in the legislation which was enacted 10 years ago.
Sentencing Amendment (Assaults on Off-Duty Police) Bill:
The government secured a win on mandatory sentencing for perpetrators of serious sexual assaults against children in the lower house late in the year through a crucial vote from independent Madeleine Ogilvie.
It failed to win numbers earlier in the year for mandatory sentences to be imposed for serious assaults on off-duty police officers
The government would not want this legislation to fail again if re-introduced.
It also would not want to see their election commitment to see the legislation pass fail to be reached.
There would likely be negotiations over the year with Ms Ogilvie, a former Labor MHA, to get both bills over the line.
Police Offences Amendment (Repeal of Begging) Bill:
This bill is intended to remove the offence of begging from the Police Offences Act but also expand police powers to remove a person from a public area for problematic behaviours sometimes associated with begging.
Such behaviours include intimidation or harassment, preventing or deterring a person from visiting a business, or preventing or deterring a person from using a public facility.
A person engaging in either of this behaviours would not necessarily be arrested although police would have the power to direct them to leave the area.
Justice Legislation (Mandatory Sentencing) Bill:
This bill, to introduce mandatory sentences on perpetrators of serious child sexual abuse offenders, will be brought before the Legislative Council next year.
It is likely the government will wait until the May Legislative Council elections for Huon and Rosevears are finalised in order to determine successful passage of the bill.
The bill seeks to impose a four-year jail sentence for the rape of somebody under the age of 17 or for maintaining a sexual relationship with a young person.
There will be a two-year mandatory sentence on a person who has sexual intercourse with a young person in aggravating circumstances. The bill also includes six-month prison terms for a person who commits a serious assault on a frontline worker.
Public Health Amendment (Prevention of Sale of Smoking Products to Underage Persons) Bill
This bill, introduced in the upper house by Windermere independent MLC Ivan Dean, would ban the sale of smoking products to anyone under the age of 21 in Tasmania.
This includes tobacco and electronic vaping devices.
A move to send the matter to a Legislative Council committee for inquiry this year failed to win support from upper house members.
Mr Dean has committed to bring the bill on for debate sometime next year.