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Rep. Todd resigns committee chairmanship after arrest

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Todd, a lead sponsor of a controversial new Tennessee law that allows handgun carry permit holders to bring their weapons into bars and restaurants that serve alcohol, said in a news release that he informed Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell of his decision on Monday.

The committee handles a wide range of legislative proposals, including alcohol bills.

He says he told Harwell he would step aside as chairman until the matter is resolved because he does not want his actions to distract from the committee's work.

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