HARRISBURG – Several PA House Democrats are proposing legislation that would make it easier for youth to access a copy of their birth certificate. The proposal lowers the age limit for an individual from 18-years to 12 to apply for a copy of their birth certificate. Currently, a person 12-years or older may apply for a copy of their Social Security card. It allows any homeless youth or foster youth, or a social service or community-based organization providing case management for a youth, to apply for and obtain a copy of their birth certificate without the signature, permission, or consent of a parent or guardian. It also waives the fee for obtaining a birth certificate copy for homeless and foster youth.