S.O.A.R. Meets with Sheriff Baxter

Members of the S.O.A.R. Retiree Health Benefit subcommittee met with newly elected Sheriff Todd Baxter and discussed our situation and issues.

We thanked him on behalf of S.O.A.R. for appearing at the January county legislative meeting showing support for our efforts. The Sheriff was given a short history of what we have been working with and attempting to do to correct the counties attitude and involuntary changes to retirees health benefits. He asked several questions about our contracts and the language contained therein. Our purpose was to remove any misunderstandings that he might have had.

Sheriff Baxter was totally committed to assist the S.O.A.R. members and offered to meet with any county legislator that wishes to discuss this matter. He will also bring up these issues when he is speaking with our county officials, both elected and otherwise. He also gave us some info on strategy and contacts we can use when we start our post card writing campaign at the end of next month. Overall a very supportive individual.

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NYS Pistol Permit Recertification

From the NYSP website:

In order to recertify your pistol permit it will be necessary for you to provide accurate and timely information in the required fields. You should have your pistol permit and drivers license available as specific information from these documents will be necessary.

If you permit was issued before January 15, 2013, the deadline to submit your recertification is January 31, 2018.  If your permit was issued after January 15, 2013, the deadline to recertify is five (5) years after the date your permit was issued.

As a permit holder, it is your responsibility to recertify your permit whether your receive a notification letter or not.

Click the link below for the NYSP website for full instructions.  Once there your can download a paper version, instructions, and view ‘Frequently Asked Questions’.  You can recertify on line or by mail.


From me:

Before submitting your recertification ensure the following:

  • the serial number on the firearm matches the serial number on your permit.
  • your address on your drivers license matches your permit.
  • list the firearms on your permit that you have in your possession and the ones you have dual-registered and not in your possession
  • should you have a firearm on your permit that you disposed of and have yet to remove it from your permit, you need to remove it ASAP before you send in your recertification.

Be advised that any discrepancies or incomplete information can be cause for revocation of your pistol permit. (thank you NY Safe Act)

Fraternally yours,
Jim Lanzillo
RPD – retired
Committee Chair
ARPALER member

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