It was a rare 17-17 tie because one senator and the Lt. Governor were both absent from voting. It required a majority to pass, which it did not achieve, and one long-time legislator said it was the first tie in the Senate he had seen in his lawmaking career.
While this bill is now dead, SB 1282 is a similar bill that would allow landowners to sell big game tags they receive through the Landowner Appreciation Program in exchange for granting public hunters "reasonable access" to their lands. That bill is currently in the Senate Resources and Environment Committee, but has not had a hearing.