Daniel A. Wolf 187th (2011 - 2012) Senator

D Harwich
Daniel A. Wolf

Addresses

State House
Room 405
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-1570
Fax: 617-722-1271
Email: Daniel.Wolf@masenate.gov
District Office
Barnstable Town Hall
Room 101
Hyannis, MA 02601
Phone: 508-775-0162
Bill Docket Bill Title
SD2269 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, James B. Eldridge, Patricia D. Jehlen and Daniel A. Wolf for legislation relative to jobs, workforce development, and main street fairness. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.13 SD695 By Mr. Rosenberg, petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 13) of Stanley Rosenberg, Thomas Kennedy, Denise Provost and other members of the General Court for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to the subject matter of initiative and referendum petitions. The Judiciary.
S.18 SD1451 By Mr. Rosenberg, petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 18) of Stanley Rosenberg, James Eldridge, Jay Kaufman and other members of the General Court for a legislative amendment to the Constitution to allow for a graduated income tax. Revenue.
S.104 SD1049 By Mr. Hart, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 104) of John Hart, Jr., Michael R. Knapik, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the Senate for legislation to protect motor vehicle owners' and small businesses in repairing motor vehicles. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.153 SD1804 By Mr. Eldridge, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 153) of Wolf, Timilty, Story and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote efficiency and transparency in economic development [Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies].
H.246 HD827 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 246) of Sarah K. Peake and others for legislation relative to mooring fee requirements. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.247 HD926 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 247) of Sarah K. Peake and others relative to prohibiting the spearing of striped bass. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.254 SD429 By Mr. Tolman, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 254) of Steven A. Tolman and Daniel A. Wolf for legislation to establish a drug prevention pilot program in schools . Education.
S.255 SD430 By Mr. Tolman, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 255) of Steven A. Tolman, Sean Garballey and Daniel A. Wolf for legislation to provide substance abuse awareness in schools. Education.
S.304 SD1530 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 304) of James B. Eldridge, Carl M. Sciortino, Jr., Kenneth J. Donnelly, Kay Khan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to disclosure of political spending . Election Laws.
S.310 SD125 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 310) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Daniel A. Wolf, Sonia Chang-Diaz and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to voter registration in public high schools. Election Laws.
H.311 HD793 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 311) of Sarah K. Peake and others relative to homeowners insurance rate filings that include a charges for expected hurricane losses or catastrophes. Financial Services.
S.314 SD870 By Mr. Rosenberg, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 314) of Stanley C. Rosenberg, Thomas P. Kennedy, Denise Provost, Frank I. Smizik and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect the integrity of initiative and referendum petitions. Election Laws.
S.335 SD309 By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 335) of Stephen M. Brewer, Steven Howitt, Daniel A. Wolf, Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote the care and wellbeing of livestock. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.341 HD966 By Mr. Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 341) of William Smitty Pignatelli and others relative to Medicaid payments to critical access hospitals. Health Care Financing.
S.352 SD525 By Mr. Eldridge, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 352) of Wolf, Story, Harrington and other members of the General Court for legislation to require producer responsibility for collection reuse and recycling of discarded electronic products [Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture].
H.464 HD897 By Mr. Madden of Nantucket, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 464) of Timothy R. Madden and Daniel A. Wolf for legislation to allow private arbitration for all parties involved in residential contracting. The Judiciary.
S.481 SD1112 By Mr. Berry, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 481) of Frederick E. Berry, Daniel A. Wolf and Katherine M. Clark for legislation relative to parity in assessments by the health care safety net fund. Health Care Financing.
S.500 SD1206 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 500) of James B. Eldridge, Jason M. Lewis, Tom Sannicandro, Patricia D. Jehlen and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a public health insurance option. Health Care Financing.
S.501 SD1207 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 501) of James B. Eldridge, Jason M. Lewis, Kay Khan, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish Medicare for all in Massachusetts. Health Care Financing.
S.542 SD908 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 542) of Marc R. Pacheco, Karen E. Spilka, Daniel A. Wolf and Katherine M. Clark for legislation relative to the composition of the health care quality and cost council. Health Care Financing.
S.543 SD915 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 543) of Marc R. Pacheco, Cory Atkins, Sal N. DiDomenico, Katherine M. Clark and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to patient safety. Health Care Financing.
H.629 HD895 By Ms. Story of Amherst, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 629) of Ellen Story and others relative to consent and counseling of pregnant women under sixteen years of age. Public Health.
S.764 SD536 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 764) of Benjamin B. Downing, Sonia Chang-Diaz, Carl M. Sciortino, Jr., Katherine M. Clark and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to equal rights of transgendered individuals. The Judiciary.
S.772 SD1488 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by resolution, Senate, No. 772) of James B. Eldridge, Daniel A. Wolf, Stanley C. Rosenberg, Katherine M. Clark and other members of the General Court memoralizing the Congress of the United States to restore free speech. The Judiciary.
S.786 SD335 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 786) of Robert L. Hedlund, Thomas J. Calter, Angelo L. D'Emilia, Timothy R. Madden and other members of the General Court for legislation to prevent farm animal cruelty. The Judiciary.
S.834 SD1858 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 834) of Richard T. Moore, Bruce E. Tarr and Daniel A. Wolf for legislation to reform the medical malpractice system. The Judiciary.
H.927 HD924 By Mr. Madden of Nantucket, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 927) of Timothy R. Madden and others relative to drivers education in public schools. Transportation.
S.972 SD483 By Mr. Tolman, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 972) of Steven A. Tolman, Sonia Chang-Diaz, Denise Andrews, Denise Provost and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to an employee protection act. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1000 SD1759 By Mr. Tolman, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1000) of Wolf and Tolman for legislation to prohibit abuse of prescription drugs [Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse].
S.1019 SD574 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1019) of James B. Eldridge, Stephen Kulik, Paul J. Donato, Marc R. Pacheco and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to comprehensive land use reform and partnership. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1020 SD973 By Mr. Eldridge, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1020) of Wolf, Torrisi, Sullivan and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote municipal collaboration and regionalization throughout the Commonwealth [Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government].
H.1064 HD1306 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1064) of Sarah K. Peake and others for legislation to provide for the subject of genocide to be included in the curriculum of the public schools of the Commonwealth. Education.
S.1098 SD1683 By Ms. Fargo, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1098) of deMacedo, Eldridge, Provost and other members of the General Court for legislation to adopt the Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act [Joint Committee on Public Health].
S.1108 SD1660 By Ms. Jehlen, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1108) of Wolf, Timilty, Spilka and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase routine screening for HIV [Joint Committee on Public Health].
S.1156 SD606 By Mr. Pacheco, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1156) of Marc R. Pacheco and Daniel A. Wolf for legislation to ensure safe medication administration. Public Health.
S.1173 SD343 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1173) of James E. Timilty, Daniel A. Wolf and Katherine M. Clark for legislation relative to ensuring regulatory parity among ambulatory surgicenters. Public Health.
S.1175 SD510 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1175) of James E. Timilty, Martin J. Walsh, James J. Dwyer, Timothy R. Madden and other members of the General Court for legislation to regulate tanning facilities. Public Health.
S.1206 SD742 By Mr. DiDomenico, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1206) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Frederick E. Berry, Sean Garballey, Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote the public health through workplace safety for social workers [Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security].
S.1237 SD178 By Mr. Timilty, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1237) of James E. Timilty, Sal N. DiDomenico, Michael D. Brady and Daniel A. Wolf for legislation to require health care employers to develop and implement programs to prevent workplace violence. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1272 SD798 By Mr. Brewer, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1272) of Stephen M. Brewer Daniel A. Wolf for legislation to extend creditable service for Teacher Corps service and Teach for America participants [Joint Committee on Public Service].
S.1416 SD1012 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1416) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Patricia D. Jehlen, Ellen Story, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation to invest in our communities. Revenue.
S.1450 SD1527 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1450) of James B. Eldridge, Carl M. Sciortino, Jr., Geraldine M. Creedon, Patricia D. Jehlen and other members of the General Court for legislation to apply the sales tax to certain retail sales over the internet. Revenue.
H.1506 HD1294 By Representative O'Day of West Boylston and Senator Hart, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1506) of James J. O'Day and others relative to prohibiting mandatory overtime for certain health care workers. Public Health.
S.1650 SD45 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1650) of Cynthia S. Creem, Alice K. Wolf, Denise Andrews, Cory Atkins and other members of the General Court for legislation to update the bottle bill . Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1651 SD911 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1651) of Cynthia S. Creem, Sean Garballey, Cory Atkins, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote energy efficient lighting, conserve energy, regulate outdoor night lighting, and reduce light pollution. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.1712 HD1007 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1712) of Sarah K. Peake and others relative to room rental rates under the room occupancy excise tax law. Revenue.
H.1713 HD1052 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1713) of Sarah K. Peake, Cleon H. Turner and Daniel A. Wolf (by vote of the town) that the town of Provincetown be authorized to impose a room occupancy excise tax on vacation rental property in said town. Revenue.
S.1841 SD82 By Ms. Creem, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1841) of Wolf, Welch, Walz and other members of the General Court for legislation to sustain community preservation [Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses].
S.1857 SD820 By Ms. Jehlen, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1857) of Berry, Wolf, Wolf and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote equal choice a cost savings in health care [Joint Committee on Health Care Financing].
H.2018 HD2105 By Mr. Madden of Nantucket, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2018) of Timothy R. Madden, Daniel A. Wolf and Thomas P. Kennedy relative to farmers markets. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.2272 HD2016 By Mr. Turner of Dennis, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2272) of Cleon H. Turner and others for legislation to prohibit sex offenders from employment or volunteer status at camps for children. The Judiciary.
S.2409 Senate, July 31, 2012 - Text of the Senate amendment (Senators Brownsberger, Candaras, Chandler, Clark, Ms. Creem, DiDomenico, Donoghue, Joyce, Montigny, Rosenberg, Tarr, Welch, and Wolf ) to the House bill relating to comprehensive protection from childhood sexual abuse (House, No. 4329)
H.2486 HD2209 By Mr. Turner of Dennis, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2486) of Cleon H. Turner, John P. Fresolo and Daniel A. Wolf for legislation to extend creditable service for peace corps service. Public Service.
H.2888 HD1715 By Mr. Madden of Nantucket, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2888) of Timothy R. Madden and Daniel Wolf (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Edgartown to use a certain parcel of conservation land for grass field airport purposes. [Local Approval Received.] [Municipalities and Regional Government].
H.3256 HD3614 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3256) of Sarah K. Peake and Daniel Wolf (by vote of the town) for legislation to make certain changes in the charter of the town of Eastham. [Local Approval Received.] [Municipalities and Regional Government].
H.3257 HD3615 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. [billNo]) of Sarah K. Peake and Daniel Wolf (by vote of the town) relative to the appointment of the treasurer/collector of the town of Eastham by the administrator of said town. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3331 HD1304 By Mr. Atsalis of Barnstable, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3331) of Demetrius J. Atsalis and Daniel Wolf (by vote of the town) that the town of Barnstable be authorized to establish a sewer construction fund for said town. [Local Approval Received.] [Municipalities and Regional Government].
H.3461 HD3758 (by vote of the town) that the Nantucket Islands Land Bank be authorized to sell, convey or otherwise dispose of certain land in the town of Nantucket
H.3462 HD3759 By Mr. Madden of Nantucket, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3462) of Timothy R. Madden and Daniel A. Wolf (by vote of the town) relative to the historic district of the town of Nantucket. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3489 HD3768 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3489) of Sarah K. Peake and Daniel A. Wolf (by vote of the town) relative to rental property tax exemptions in the town of Truro. Revenue. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3554 HD2321 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3554) of Bruce Tarr and others relative to the taxation of persons primarily engaged in agriculture, farming or commercial fishing. Revenue.
H.3734 HD3901 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Sarah K. Peake and Daniel Wolf (by vote of the town of Chatham) that said town be exempt from certain regulations of the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs relative to the purchase of conservation land located in the town of Harwich. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3842 HD4150 By Representatives Turner of Dennis and Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3842) of Cleon H. Turner, Sarah K. Peake and Daniel A. Wolf (by vote of the town) that the town of Brewster be authorized to impose a room occupancy tax on certain property rentals located in said town. Revenue. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3919 HD4242 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3919) of Sarah K. Peake and Daniel A. Wolf (by vote of the town) that the town of Truro be authorized to amend a conservation restriction in said town. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4007 HD4293 By Messrs. Brodeur of Melrose and Parisella, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, House, No. [BILL NUMBER]) of Paul Brodeur and others relative to employment for members of the armed forces returning from active duty. House Rules.
H.4141 HD4241 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4141) of Sarah K. Peake and Daniel A. Wolf (by vote of the town) relative to amending the charter of the town of Chatham. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4171 HD4411 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4171) of Sarah K. Peake and Daniel A. Wolf (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Wellfleet to grant an easement on a certain parcel of land in said town. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]

Dan Wolf is a third-term Massachusetts State Senator representing the Cape and Islands District. He is also the Founder and Chief Executive Officer for Cape Air in Hyannis, Massachusetts. On November 4th, Dan was elected by the people of the Cape and Islands to serve a third term as State Senator.

After graduating from Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree in political science, he then moved to Cape Cod to earn his private and commercial pilot licenses. He has worked as a community and union organizer in the Boston area and managed the Chatham Municipal Airport, where he also worked as a flight instructor and aircraft mechanic.

In 1988, Dan and a handful of others founded Cape Air and Nantucket Airlines. They began with six employees and one airplane flying one route. Cape Air is currently one of the largest independent regional airlines in the country, serving dozens of communities and hundreds of thousands of passengers annually in regions as diverse as Key West, rural Missouri, upstate New York, and Guam. Cape Air employs over 1,000 people and is one of the largest employers in the region. Dan is acting CEO and continues to stay current with his Air Transport Pilot license, flying as a pilot for Cape Air when his schedule permits.

Within the Massachusetts Senate, Dan serves as the Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. Last legislative session, Senator Wolf actively worked on the state’s historic minimum wage and unemployment insurance reforms, one of the nation’s first Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights, and legislation to strengthen the enforcement of Massachusetts wage laws. Senator Wolf also serves as the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Steering and Policy.

In 2014, Dan was awarded by:

the Massachusetts Workforce Professionals Association and the Massachusetts Department of Career Services with the 2014 Career Center Champion Award for his strong advocacy of job training and employment and career services for all of the Commonwealth’s workforce;

the SEIU Local 509 with the 2014 Legislator of the Year Award for his efforts in the Senate on raising the Commonwealth’s minimum wage and reforming the unemployment insurance system;

the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety (MassCOSH) with the distinguished Public Leader Award for his advocacy in employment and safety issues such as protecting domestic workers, expanding workplace safety standards, and increasing benefits for families of fallen workers;

the Massachusetts Community College Council (MCCC) with a MCCC Legislative Award for his commitment to public higher education;

the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning Organization with the Legislator of the Year Award for championing zoning reform in Massachusetts and for being a leading advocate for smart growth as a means to encourage sustainable economic development, increase housing and protect the environment;

the Massachusetts Family Planning Association with the 2014 Family Planning Award for his support of reproductive rights and family planning services in the Senate.

As a business and community leader, Dan has served on many of the region’s most important non-profit and civic organizations, including the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce (as President for one term), the Association to Preserve Cape Cod, the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, Housing Assistance Corporation, the executive committee of the Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, the Federal Reserve Bank’s board of advisers, and many others. Under his leadership Cape Air has received recognition for being one of the most philanthropic companies in southeastern Massachusetts. Moreover, in line with his business vision and community values, Cape Air is now partly employee-owned.

He and his wife Heidi Schuetz live in Harwich on Cape Cod.

Personal Information

Profession: Airline Executive, Founder & CEO of Cape Air
Spouse: Heidi Schuetz
Children: 3
Pets: 2 Dogs, 2 Cats
Interests: Biking

Career Highlights

  • Community and union organizer, Boston
  • Aircraft mechanic and pilot
  • Manager, Chatham Airport
  • Founded Cape Air in 1988; Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Education & Public Service

  • Germantown Friends School, Philadelphia, PA 1975
  • Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT B.A. Political Science, 1980
  • Aircraft Mechanics School
  • Stewardship Council, Massachusetts Dept of Conservation and Recreation
  • Federal Reserve Bank, New England Advisory Council Member
  • Co-Chair, The Cape Cod Business Roundtable; Executive Committee member, Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank
  • Board Member, The Association to Preserve Cape Cod; Board Chair, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce
Cape and Islands -- Consisting of the towns of Barnstable, Brewster, Chatham, Dennis, Eastham, Harwich, Mashpee, Orleans, Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet and Yarmouth in the county of Barnstable; the towns of Aquinnah, Chilmark, Edgartown, Gosnold, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury and West Tisbury in the county of Dukes; and the town of Nantucket in the county of Nantucket.