Webinars

Previous Webinars - recordings & pdf

 

Food Diversion Legislation 

June 18
 
Food waste is a global problem with far-reaching impacts on food security, resource conservation, and climate change. Roughly one third of the food produced for human consumption worldwide — approximately 1.3 billion tons — gets thrown out every year.
 
The 2019-20 NYS Budget includes legislation to address this problem by requiring the largest generators of food scraps to donate their excess food and recycle food scraps.
 
This NYSAC webinar will break down the legislation and share resources for counties that are interested in being part of the solution. Tune in on Tuesday, June 18 at 10am to learn how New York’s counties are helping to divert food from landfills and incinerators and what changes your county’s supermarkets, universities, hotels, and other designated food scraps generators will be preparing for in the lead up to January 1, 2022.​


Countywide Support for EMS Systems 

June 10, 2019
 
Local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) organizations are having a harder time staying operational, particularly in more rural parts of the state. This webinar will discuss how one county is working to develop countywide cost-effective EMS system that is responsive to consumer needs. This system is designed to help equalize the cost among all residents of the County for the delivery of this service, while giving it greater stability and accountability through a better governance structure. 


NYS Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags. Now What?

May 8, 2019

In March 2020, New York will become the second state - behind California - to implement a ban on single-use plastic bags. Counties will also have the option to opt-in to a $0.05 fee on paper bags. What does this mean for your county? Listen to the webinar recording (below) to learn more about the legislation and how stakeholders across the state are preparing for its implementation.

Presenters:

  • Hon. Tracey Bartels, Ulster County Legislature
  • Hon. Jen Metzger, Member, NYS Senate, 42nd District
  • Hon. Kara Hahn, Suffolk County Legislature
  • Jane McLaughlin, Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
  • Mona Golub, Price Chopper
  • Jason Wadsworth, Wegmans​
PDF of PowerPoint Presentation
Recording of Webinar 
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Preparing for Implementation: What the Election Law Reforms Mean For Your County (recording)

April 2019
This webinar examined the election law reforms that were passed during the 2019 NYS legislative session. Presenters covered the perspective from the state board of elections and local boards of elections as implementation of the reforms gets underway. Topics  included electronic poll books, early voting, the revised political calendar and an overview of the election laws that have been passed by the legislature.

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Implementing the NYS Sexual Harassment Law

October 30, 2018
A webinar training on the on the recently adopted regulations that formed the New York State’s Department of Labor (“DOL”) model sexual harassment prevention documents for all employers.
This complex change in the law required all employers, including county governments, to update and create new sexual harassment policies and procedures. Our labor experts will walk you through the changes in the State law and what you will need to know as employers, employees and as county government leaders.

The Dairy Crisis and its Impact on NY Farmers

April 11, 2018
NYSAC’s Standing Committee on Agriculture and Rural Affairs provides an overview of the crisis gripping New York State’s dairy farmers. The overabundance of milk, flagging demand, dramatically lower prices, higher operating costs, and unfavorable weather conditions have negatively impacted the economic viability for dairy farmers across the state.
This online video presentation addresses the dairy crisis from four critical perspectives: the USDA, a financial lender, a processor, and a farmer.