State Senator James Seward announced he has introduced legislation to extend the deadline for pistol license holders to recertify their licenses with the New York State Police. Under current law, individuals with pistol licenses issued before January 15, 2013 are required to recertify by the end of the month. Seward’s office says many licensees have reported not receiving recertification notices from the State Police while others have reported difficulty recertifying through the State Police website. Senator Seward’s bill would extend the deadline to March 31, 2018.