The committee handles most of the state's alcohol bills, the Associated Press reports. Speaker Beth Harwell said in a statement she appreciates Todd's "willingness to step aside so that we may focus on legislative business."
Todd was arrested last week with a loaded .38 caliber gun next to the driver's seat. According to the police affidavit, Todd was "very unsteady on his feet" and almost falling down at times.
A spokesman for the Tennessee House majority did not immediately respond to TPM's request for further comment, but Harwell told the AP she does not expect Todd to resign from the legislature altogether.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam spoke to Todd after a charity golf event Monday, the AP reports, and Todd said he "made a bad mistake and I'm sorry."
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